from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of or connected with the reversion of an estate.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to or involving a reversion; enjoyable in succession, or after the determination of a particular estate.
- In biology, pertaining to or exhibiting reversion; tending to revert; reversive; atavic: as, reversionary characters; a reversionary process.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Law) Of or pertaining to a reversion; involving a reversion; to be enjoyed in succession, or after the termination of a particular estate.
- noun (Law) That which is to be received in reversion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
- adjective Pertaining to
reversion, especially that of an estate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective of or relating to or involving a reversion (especially a legal reversion)
Sorry, no etymologies found.
A good 8000£. a-year, and perhaps the title reversionary, or a still higher, would help me up with her.
They could and did sponsor petitions to obtain reversionary interests in their estates but the monarch's permission was necessary before the petition could be granted.
Similarly at Platform, borrowers are swapped onto what is called a reversionary rate, priced at a margin above base of between 1.5 per cent and 5 per cent.
What conclusive evidence of the "reversionary" tendency in civilized man to a humbler state!
` ` My dear sir, '' he said, ` ` we found this lady in a lamentable state of intoxication in the Tottenham Court Road, and as I understand you have a kind of reversionary interest in her, we have brought her here.
After a short pause he implied (but unfortunately he here became very confused and forgot a word, which on subsequent reflection I think was probably "reversionary") -- he implied that there was a chance, whether good or bad I know not, of his becoming possessed of some other property, and he finished by saying distinctly,
“My dear sir,” he said, “we found this lady in a lamentable state of intoxication in the Tottenham Court Road, and as I understand you have a kind of reversionary interest in her, we have brought her here.
Purchaser by such general [? consent/covenant] have the benefit of the reversionary 14 years given to the author as his assignee under the
It concludes that Equitable Life would still have closed for new business in 2000, applied MVAs and paid lower final and reversionary bonuses, just like every other with-profits company.
Her reversionary grants to Northumberland present good evidence that she, like Mary, initially colluded with the Grey succession plan.