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English definition of “reversion”

reversion

noun [S or U]     /rɪˈvɜː.ʃən/ US  /-ˈvɝː.ʒən/
formal a change back to a previous and often worse condition : The new procedures are being seen as a reversion to old , inefficient ways of working .Change and changes specialized law a return of something to its previous owner Giving, bringing or getting back
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