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  1. [noun] (law) an interest in an estate that reverts to the grantor (or his heirs) at the end of some period (e.g., the death of the grantee)

  2. [noun] a return to a normal phenotype (usually resulting from a second mutation)

  3. [noun] a reappearance of an earlier characteristic
    Synonyms: atavism, throwback

  4. [noun] turning in the opposite direction
    Synonyms: reverse, reversal, turnabout, turnaround

  5. [noun] returning to a former state
    Synonyms: regression, regress, retrogression, retroversion

  6. [noun] a failure to maintain a higher state
    Synonyms: backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reverting


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