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REVERSE, revers'. L. reversus, reverto re and verto, to turn.

1. To turn upside down as, to reverse a pyramid or cone.
2. To overturn to subvert as, to reverse the state.
3. To turn back as with swift wheel reverse.
4. To turn to the contrary as, to reverse the scene.

- Or affectations quite reverse the soul.

5. To put each in the place of the other as, to reverse the distinctions of good and evil.
6. In law, to overthrow by a contrary decision to make void to annul as, to reverse a judgment, sentence or decree. Judgments are reversed by writs of error and for certain causes, may be reversed without such writs.
7. To recall. Not in use.

REVERSE, revers'. To return. Not in use.

REVERSE, n. revers'.

1. Change vicissitude a turn of affairs in a good sense.

By a strange reverse of things, Justinian's law, which for many ages was neglected, now obtains -

2. Change for the worse misfortune. By an unexpected reverse of circumstances, an affluent man is reduced to poverty.
3. A contrary an opposite.

The performances to which God has annexed the promises of eternity, are just the reverse of all the pursuits of sense.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Reverse'. King James Dictionary.

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