reverter

reverter

1 [ri-vur-ter]
noun
a person or thing that reverts.

Origin:
1885–90; revert + -er1

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reverter

2 [ri-vur-ter]
noun Law.
a future interest in property that rests in a grantor.

Origin:
1485–95; Middle English < Anglo-French, noun use of reverter (infinitive). See revert, -er3

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revert
 
vb (foll by to)
1.  to go back to a former practice, condition, belief, etc: she reverted to her old wicked ways
2.  to take up again or come back to a former topic
3.  biology (of individuals, organs, etc) to return to a more primitive, earlier, or simpler condition or type
4.  (US) to reply to someone: we will revert to you with pricing and other details
5.  property law (of an estate or interest in land) to return to its former owner or his heirs when a grant, esp a grant for the lifetime of the grantee, comes to an end
6.  revert to type to resume characteristics that were thought to have disappeared
 
n
7.  a person who, having been converted, has returned to his former beliefs or Church
 
[C13: from Latin revertere to return, from re- + vertere to turn]
 
usage  Since back is part of the meaning of revert, one should not say that someone reverts back to a certain type of behaviour
 
re'verter
 
n
 
re'vertible
 
adj

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