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reversal

n. 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. 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.

reversal

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

REVERSAL, international law. First. A declaration by which a sovereign promises that he will observe a certain order, or certain conditions, which have been once established, notwithstanding any changes that may happen to cause a deviation therefrom; as, for example, when the French court, consented for the first time, in 1745, to grant to Elizabeth, the Czarina of Russia, the title of empress, exacted as a reversal, a declaration purporting that the assumption of the title of an imperial government, by Russia, should not derogate from the rank which France had held towards her. Secondly. Those letters are also termed reversals, Litterae Reversales, by which a sovereign declares that, by a particular act of his, he does not mean to prejudice a third power. Of this we have an example in history: formerly, the emperor of Germany, whose coronation, according to the golden ball, ought to have been solemnized at Aix-la-Chapelle, gave to that city when he was crowned elsewhere, reversals, by which he declared that such coronation took place without prejudice to its rights, and without drawing any consequences therefrom for the future.

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The apparent lack of aromatase involvement suggests that alternative, non-aromatase-dependent pathways exist through which o,p'-DDT may bring about sex reversal.
calcarifer, oocytes first appear as the testes ripen for the final time and that sex reversal is completed shortly after spawning.
Differential expression of thyroid-stimulating hormone beta subunit in gonads during sex reversal of orange-spotted and red-spotted groupers.
Gonadal sex reversal caused by PCBs has been demonstrated in turtles (Bergeron et al.
2 ppb had males that displayed sex reversal similar to those abnormalities induced by atrazine in the laboratory (Figures 12-15).
Morphological sex reversal upon short-term exposure to endocrine modulators in juvenile fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas).
48) used genetic sex markers (24) to identify sex-reversed chinook salmon collected from the Hanford Reach region of the Columbia River in Washington state, USA, demonstrating the utility of genetic sexing technology for surveying wild populations of fish for incidences of sex reversal.
A permanent, functional male-to-female sex reversal following a single exposure of eggs to o,p'-DDT was observed in medaka fish (66).
Injection of a 227-ppm dose into eggs caused 86% sex reversal of genetic males (10), and immersion doses as low as 2.
Sex reversal of the adult blue-head wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum) in response to social cues (19) and the different male morphs of the plainfin midshipman (Porichthys notatus) (20) illustrate this diversity.