Definition of Mental reservation

1. Noun. An unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly.


Lexicographical Neighbors of Mental Reservation

mental measurement
mental nerve
mental note
mental object
mental objects
mental picture
mental point
mental process
mental processes
mental protuberance
mental quickness
mental region
mental rejection
mental representation
mental reservation (current term)
mental retardation
mental scotoma
mental soundness
mental spine
mental state
mental states
mental status schedule
mental strain
mental symphysis
mental synthesis
mental telepathist
mental test
mental testing
mental tubercle

Literary usage of Mental reservation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England Begun in the Year 1641 by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1888)
"... according to the literal sense and meaning of the foregoing words, without any equivocation, mental reservation, or other evasion whatsoever. ..."

2. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England: Together with an by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1849)
"... according to the literal sense and meaning of the foregoing words, without any equivocation, mental reservation, or other evasion whatsoever. ..."

3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Ephraim Chambers (1870)
"There are several varieties o; mental reservation, differing from each other, ... By the former designation is meant a mental reservation which cannot be ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Personal Property by James Schouler (1896)
"The Same Subject; mental reservation does not prevent a Gift. — Finally, it may be observed that, as each party to a contract has the right to place a ..."

5. The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke (1867)
"... provided the party taking the bribes had an inward intention and mental reservation that they should be privately applied to the Company's service in ..."

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