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reversion

noun [S or U] uk   /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. specialized law a return of something to its previous owner
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