reversion - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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/rɪˈvɜː(r)ʃ(ə)n/
singularreversion
pluralreversions
  1. 1
    formal an act of returning to an earlier state
    reversion to:

    These changes are a reversion to an earlier weather pattern.

  2. 2
    legal the process by which a place returns to a previous owner or government

    the reversion of Hong Kong to China