Hard-to-read word in a 300 year old document

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Can anyone tell me what the word is in the inventory in entry 86 here:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9YT-98Z7?i=176&cat=277787

in the last line of accounting when it says "Besides what he is to have in _____ after his father and mother decease which amounts to fifty pounds five shillings."  I'm wondering how to fill in the blank.  (Also, is this saying that neither of his parents are deceased?  I may need to fix a death date.)
WikiTree profile: Edward Thurber
in Genealogy Help by Barry Smith G2G6 Pilot (220k points)
Can't access it to view.

(I have a pending case with them that'll probably never be resolved because they think my upper and lower case alpha-numerical password is a surname.)

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Could you explain where it's at in a little more detail please?
by Logan Gavin G2G6 Mach 1 (18.5k points)
Just left of the 172 pound total.
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Comparing to other letters in the document, it looks to me like "reverstion" or "reversion".
by K Regeimbal G2G1 (1.3k points)
edited by K Regeimbal
Yeah, they mean "reversion" but the spelling is a little funky. It's a legal term, probably implying that the father and mother have some kind of life estate that reverts back to him when they die. And yeah, it implies they were alive at the time of the inventory.
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Maybe Roborfron. I know that Roborfron was a surname found in England so maybe there's a connection there?
by Logan Gavin G2G6 Mach 1 (18.5k points)
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Reverscion.  As Ben says, it is a legal term (and that was how it was spelled).
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
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Yeah, I think Ros got it right: "Reversion". 

From Merriam-Webster: the part of a simple estate remaining in the control of its owner after the owner has granted therefrom a lesser particular estate. 

I do not believe this implies his father and mother have already deceased; further evidence on each of their profiles suggests they were both still living in 1703.

by Bryan McCullagh G2G4 (4.1k points)

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