Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Law Of or connected with the reversion of an estate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A reversioner.
  • adj. Pertaining to reversion, especially that of an estate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a reversion; involving a reversion; to be enjoyed in succession, or after the termination of a particular estate.
  • n. That which is to be received in reversion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or involving a reversion (especially a legal reversion)

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Examples

  • A good 8000£. a-year, and perhaps the title reversionary, or a still higher, would help me up with her.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • 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.

    From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558

  • 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.

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  • What conclusive evidence of the "reversionary" tendency in civilized man to a humbler state!

    Forty-Six Years in the Army

  • ` ` 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.

    The Lunatic At Large

  • 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,

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2

  • “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.

    The Lunatic at Large

  • Purchaser by such general [? consent/covenant] have the benefit of the reversionary 14 years given to the author as his assignee under the

    Letter 284

  • 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.

    Dont' feel sorry for Equitable Life policyholders

  • Her reversionary grants to Northumberland present good evidence that she, like Mary, initially colluded with the Grey succession plan.

    From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558

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