possibility of a reverter
n.
A chance that an estate will return to the person who granted it if certain conditions occur.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


possibility of a reverter
The potential that the title to a real property interest will return to the original grantor. For example, a gift of a building to a hospital on condition that it be used forever for health care. If the building is no longer used for that purpose, the property will revert to the estate of the original grantor.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

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

possibility of a reverter
n.
   the potential that the title to a real property interest will return to the original grantor or giver or to his/her lineal descendants. Examples of events which could cause the title to revert: A gift of property to a hospital on condition that it be used forever for health care, but if the building is no longer used for that purpose the property will revert to the family of the original grantor; the real property is given to a daughter and her children, but will revert to her brother's descendants if her line dies out without further issue.
   See also: reversion

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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