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revert

verb backslide, change back, lapse, recede, regress, retreat, retrograde, retrogress, retrovert, reverse, turn back
See also: disorganize, escheat, recur, regress, relapse, repeat, return, revoke

revert

of an estate or interest in land, to return to its former owner or his heirs when a grant, such as a grant for the lifetime of the grantee, comes to an end.
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A segregated revertible fee fund is a strategy by class action lawyers to insulate their fees from attack, as class members have no incentive to attack the fee because a lower fee does not inure to class members' benefit.
The final three features--class representative bonuses, revertible fee funds, and clear sailing agreements--may appear to involve additional costs for defendants, but actually reduce defendants' overall settlement costs.
El credito vigente o sea el nuevo credito que se da a las sociedades ya crecio al 1 por ciento en terminos reales y que es un crecimiento modesto, pero sin duda que es revertible la tendencia que fue muy importante y este crecimiento se dio, fundamentalmente, en el credito al consumo y crecio impresionantemente: crecio al 31 por ciento en terminos reales en 2001.