Definition of animus revertendi in English:

animus revertendi

(also animum revertendi)

noun

Law
  • The intention or (especially of an animal) natural inclination to return to a place.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Fynes Moryson (?1566–1630), traveller and writer. From post-classical Latin animus revertendi, alteration of classical Latin revertendi animus disposition of returning (2nd cent. a.d. in legal context) from revertendī, genitive of gerund of revertere + animus.

Pronunciation

animus revertendi

/ˌanɪməs ˌriːvəˈtɛndʌɪ//ˌanɪməs ˌrɛvəˈtɛndi/