estates. The residue of an estate left in the
grantor, to commence in possession after the determination of some particular
estate granted out by him; it is also defined to be the return of land to the
grantor, and Iiis heirs, after the grant is over. Co. Litt. 142, b.
2. The reversion arises by operation of law, and not by deed or will,
and it is a vested interest or estate, and in this it differs from a remainder,
which can never be limited unless by either deed or devise. 2 Bl. Comm. 175;
Cruise, Dig. tit. 17; Plowd. 151; 4 Kent, Comm. 349; 19 Vin. Ab. 217; 4 Com.
Dig. 27; 7 Com. Dig. 289: 1 Bro. Civil Law, 213 Wood s Inst. 151 2 Lill. Ab.
483. A reversion is said to be an incorporeal hereditament. Vide 4 Kent, Com.
354. See, generally, 1 Hill. Ab. c. 52, p. 418; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1850, et
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition