Reversal Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Reversal, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Reversal?

(n) Reversal is the process by which an appellant court negate the order issued by a trial court or lower court when it is of the opinion that the ruling of the lower court was not correct and fair. The reversal can be effected by directing the lower court to dismiss the original decision and do a retrial.