reversionary

[ri-vur-zhuh-ner-ee, -shuh-]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or involving a reversion.
Also, reversional.


Origin:
1645–55; reversion + -ary

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reversion (rɪˈvɜːʃən)
 
n
1.  a return to or towards an earlier condition, practice, or belief; act of reverting
2.  the act of reversing or the state of being reversed; reversal
3.  biology
 a.  the return of individuals, organs, etc, to a more primitive condition or type
 b.  the reappearance of primitive characteristics in an individual or group
4.  property law
 a.  an interest in an estate that reverts to the grantor or his heirs at the end of a period, esp at the end of the life of a grantee
 b.  an estate so reverting
 c.  the right to succeed to such an estate
5.  the benefit payable on the death of a life-insurance policyholder
 
re'versionally
 
adv
 
re'versionary
 
adj
 
re'versional
 
adj

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The land along the right-of-way is a combination of reversionary and non reversionary.
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