reversionary

or re·ver·sion·al

[ri-vur-zhuh-ner-ee or ri-vur-zhuh-nl; -shuh-]

Origin of reversionary

First recorded in 1645–55; reversion + -ary
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Examples from the Web for reversionary

Historical Examples of reversionary

  • But Marmaduke's reversionary rights were now strictly protected.

  • They left him the reversionary right on the failure of heirs.

  • Jones maybe has a life interest in it, and Robinson a reversionary interest.

  • He was also given a reversionary interest in Mount Vernon, bequeathed to his half-brother Lawrence.

    George Washington: Farmer

    Paul Leland Haworth

  • And when the owner had refreshed herself, they were many who had a reversionary interest in its contents.

    The Man with the Book

    John Matthias Weylland