Definitions for: Reservation

[n] the act of keeping back or setting aside for some future occasion
[n] the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group); "wondered who had made the booking"
[n] an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly
[n] something reserved in advance (as a hotel accommodation or a seat on a plane etc.)
[n] a statement that limits or restricts some claim; "he recommended her without any reservations"
[n] the written record or promise of an arrangement by which accommodations are secured in advance
[n] a district that is reserved for particular purpose

Webster (1913) Definition: Res`er*va"tion (r?z`?r-v?"sh?n), n. [Cf. F.
r['e]servation, LL. reservatio. See Reserve.]
1. The act of reserving, or keeping back; concealment, or
withholding from disclosure; reserve. --A. Smith.

With reservation of an hundred knights. --Shak.

Make some reservation of your wrongs. --Shak.

2. Something withheld, either not expressed or disclosed, or
not given up or brought forward. --Dryden.

3. A tract of the public land reserved for some special use,
as for schools, for the use of Indians, etc. [U.S.]

4. The state of being reserved, or kept in store. --Shak.

5. (Law)
(a) A clause in an instrument by which some new thing is
reserved out of the thing granted, and not in esse
(b) A proviso. --Kent.

Note: This term is often used in the same sense with
exception, the technical distinction being disregarded.

6. (Eccl.)
(a) The portion of the sacramental elements reserved for
purposes of devotion and for the communion of the
absent and sick.
(b) A term of canon law, which signifies that the pope
reserves to himself appointment to certain benefices.

Mental reservation, the withholding, or failing to
disclose, something that affects a statement, promise,
etc., and which, if disclosed, would materially change its

Synonyms: arriere pensee, booking, mental reservation, qualification, reserve

See Also: administrative district, administrative division, agreement, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, employment, engagement, fine print, incertitude, indian reservation, prearrangement, preservation, preserve, saving, small print, statement, territorial division, uncertainty, understanding, weasel word

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