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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.
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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
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