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. A tract of land reserved, as for an Indian tribe.
  20. 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.

Usage examples for reservation

  1. Only one reservation had been made by honest John Redesdale. – Christina by L. G. Moberly
  2. 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
  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. 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
  5. That is true, and I had that reservation all along. – The Shadow World by Hamlin Garland
  6. " That's better," remarked the Inspector as they left the reservation. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  7. 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
  8. No. I made- a mental reservation. – Mr. Waddington of Wyck by May Sinclair
  9. I was over on the Reservation. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  10. 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
  11. 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