reversal
re·ver·sal n
1: an act or the process of reversing
2: an instance of reversing
the reversal of the lower court's decision

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

reversal
I noun abolishment, abolition, about-face, abrogation, annulment, backslide, cancellation, change, change of mind, check, countermandment, counterorder, disavowal, invalidation, inversion, nonapproval, nullification, overriding, overruling, overthrowing, rebuff, rebuke, recantation, rejection, renouncement, renunciation, repeal, repudiation, rescission, retraction, reversion, revocation, revokement, tergiversation, turnabout, undoing, voidance, voiding associated concepts: reversal of a lower court's decision II index annulment, cancellation, countermand, defeasance, discharge (annulment), negation, nollo prosequi, reconversion, recrudescence, relapse, repudiation, rescision, retraction, reversion (act of returning), revocation

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


reversal
The decision of a court of appeal ruling that the judgment of a lower court was incorrect and is reversed. The result is that the lower court which tried the case is instructed to dismiss the original action, retry the case, or is ordered to change its judgment.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


reversal
n. The setting aside or overturning of a lower court's decision by an appellate court; a turning around of the short-term market price trend of a security, either from downward to upward, or the other way around.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

reversal
n.
   the decision of a court of appeal ruling that the judgment of a lower court was incorrect and is therefore reversed. The result is that the lower court which tried the case is instructed to dismiss the original action, retry the case or change its judgment. Examples: a court which denied a petition for writ of mandate is ordered to issue the writ. A lower court which gave judgment with no evidence of damages is ordered to dismiss.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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