Translation of reversion in Spanish:

reversion

Pronunciation: /rɪˈvɜːrʒən; rɪˈvɜːʃən/

noun/nombre

  • 1 u and c (to former state, practice) vuelta (feminine), reversión (feminine) [formal] reversion to type [Biology/Biología] reversión or regresión (feminine) al tipo original
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    • For larger companies, including the Rangers and Arsenal football clubs and the brewer Adnams, a reversion to the previous system is likely to have a minimal effect on investors.
    • But because Gorbachev had not yet consolidated his hold on power, or perhaps because the sheer scale of what was happening in Ukraine scared him, the Chernobyl disaster occasioned a reversion to old habits.
    • The institution of joint army/police patrols in the cities aroused mixed feelings; they may have been necessary where crime was large-scale and violent, but they were thought to symbolize a reversion to coercive practices.
  • 2 countable/numerable [Law/Derecho] reversión (feminine)
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    • For these reasons we prefer the analysis put forward in the respondent's notice to the theory of automatic reversion which the judge favoured.
    • Thirdly, do they say there was an estate in reversion created in the Crown under these statutes?
    • Until recently there seems to have been some lack of awareness of the provision for reversion, but this is probably no longer the case.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.