Definitions of reservation

  1. an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly
  2. the act of reserving ( a place or passage) or engaging the services of ( a person or group); " wondered who had made the booking"
  3. a statement that limits or restricts some claim; " he recommended her without any reservations"
  4. a district that is reserved for particular purpose
  5. the act of keeping back or setting aside for some future occasion
  6. something reserved in advance ( as a hotel accommodation or a seat on a plane etc.)
  7. the written record or promise of an arrangement by which accommodations are secured in advance
  8. The act of reserving, or keeping back; concealment, or withholding from disclosure; reserve.
  9. Something withheld, either not expressed or disclosed, or not given up or brought forward.
  10. A tract of the public land reserved for some special use, as for schools, for the use of Indians, etc.
  11. The state of being reserved, or kept in store.
  12. A clause in an instrument by which some new thing is reserved out of the thing granted, and not in esse before.
  13. A proviso.
  14. The portion of the sacramental elements reserved for purposes of devotion and for the communion of the absent and sick.
  15. A term of canon law, which signifies that the pope reserves to himself appointment to certain benefices.
  16. A holding back, or hiding; anything held back or concealed; a keeping back for oneself of a right or interest; as, the reservation of all rights in a published work; a withholding of full acceptance or agreement; as, to make a mental reservation; public land kept for some special use; as, an Indian reservation.
  17. The act of reserving or keeping back: the withholding from a statement of a word or clause necessary to convey its real meaning: something withheld: a clause, proviso, or limitation by which something is reserved: public land reserved in the U. S. for certain purposes; as military reservations, Indian reservations.
  18. Act of reserving; something reserved.
  19. The act of reserving, or that which is reserved.
  20. A tract of land reserved, as for an Indian tribe.
  21. The act of reserving or keeping back; reserve; something kept back; a clause by which something is reserved. Mental reservation, the withholding or failing to disclose something which, if stated, would materially alter an asseveration.
  22. The act of reserving or keeping back; concealment in the mind; exception in favour; something reserved; in reserve, in keeping for other or future use; in store.

Usage examples for reservation

  1. Some live on a large Barolong reservation, where they till the soil and keep their cattle in their own way. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  2. He accepted without reservation the doctrines which Garrison had formulated: that slavery was under all circumstances a sin and that immediate emancipation was a fundamental right and duty. – American Men of Mind by Burton E. Stevenson
  3. A short mile from the reservation the motor began to miss, and a few minutes farther along it stopped altogether. – The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush by Francis Lynde
  4. She has plenty of brains; she is full of character; her mind and her tastes are cultivated; but it is all mixed up"- Mr. Cupples waved his hands in a vague gesture-" with ideals of refinement and reservation and womanly mystery. – The Woman in Black by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
  5. The Indians on this reservation came to be known as the Edge- Pillocks, and in course of time considerable civilization crept in among them. – Stories of New Jersey by Frank Richard Stockton
  6. I was over on the Reservation. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  7. She made this one mental reservation to herself,- it should last only until she found " something better" as a solution. – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  8. The great names of Hiawatha and Atotarho are still borne by plain farmer- councillors on the Canadian Reservation. – The Iroquois Book of Rites by Horatio Hale
  9. No. I made- a mental reservation. – Mr. Waddington of Wyck by May Sinclair
  10. These he let alone, but with the mental reservation that the time might well be at hand when even such as they must be called on to keep life in him and Gloria. – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  11. Temptation had come Red's way; come strong without reservation. – Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course by W. B. M. Ferguson
  12. " That's better," remarked the Inspector as they left the reservation. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  13. That is true, and I had that reservation all along. – The Shadow World by Hamlin Garland
  14. He finished by proposing that the oath should be taken, with a mental reservation that it should not be kept- a disgraceful compromise between cowardice and conscience, which the Senate without hesitation assented to. – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  15. With the reservation that acceptance does not imply approval. – The So-called Human Race by Bert Leston Taylor
  16. There was a reservation in her mind concerning certain leaders in the Church, but she did not make it in words. – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  17. Buying a house you do not really like is as foolish as marrying with the same reservation. – If You're Going to Live in the Country by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  18. Mrs. Pasmer accepted with a mental reservation, meaning to send an excuse later if she chose; and before she decided the point she kept her husband from going after dinner into the reading- room, where he spent nearly all his time over a paper and a cigar, or in sitting absolutely silent and unoccupied, and made him go to their own room with her. – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  19. Only one reservation had been made by honest John Redesdale. – Christina by L. G. Moberly