Definition of Reservation

1. Noun. A district that is reserved for particular purpose.

2. Noun. A statement that limits or restricts some claim. "He recommended her without any reservations"
Exact synonyms: Qualification
Generic synonyms: Statement
Specialized synonyms: Fine Print, Small Print, Weasel Word
Derivative terms: Qualify

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

4. Noun. The act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group). "Wondered who had made the booking"
Exact synonyms: Booking
Generic synonyms: Employment, Engagement
Derivative terms: Book, Book, Reserve, Reserve

5. Noun. The written record or promise of an arrangement by which accommodations are secured in advance.
Generic synonyms: Agreement, Understanding

6. Noun. Something reserved in advance (as a hotel accommodation or a seat on a plane etc.).
Generic synonyms: Prearrangement
Specialized synonyms: Upgrade
Derivative terms: Reserve, Reserve

7. Noun. The act of keeping back or setting aside for some future occasion.
Generic synonyms: Preservation, Saving
Derivative terms: Reserve

Definition of Reservation

1. n. The act of reserving, or keeping back; concealment, or withholding from disclosure; reserve.

Definition of Reservation

1. Noun. The act of reserving, withholding or keeping back. ¹

2. Noun. Something that is withheld or kept back. ¹

3. Noun. A limiting qualification (often used in the plural). ¹

4. Noun. (American English) A tract of land set apart by the US government for the use of a Native American people; Indian reservation (compare Canadian (term reserve)). ¹

5. Noun. An arrangement by which accommodation or transport arrangements are secured in advance. ¹

6. Noun. (U.K.) the area which separates opposing lanes of traffic on a divided motorway. ¹

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Definition of Reservation

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Medical Definition of Reservation

1. 1. The act of reserving, or keeping back; concealment, or withholding from disclosure; reserve. "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. 3. A tract of the public land reserved for some special use, as for schools, for the use of Indians, etc. 4. The state of being reserved, or kept in store. 5. A clause in an instrument by which some new thing is reserved out of the thing granted, and not in esse before. A proviso. This term is often used in the same sense with exception, the technical distinction being disregarded. 6. The portion of the sacramental elements reserved for purposes of devotion and for the communion of the absent and sick. 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 import. Origin: Cf. F. Reservation, LL. Reservatio. See Reserve. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Reservation

reservation (current term)
reserve account
reserve air
reserve bank
reserve clause
reserve currency

Literary usage of Reservation

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

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"16, 1797, the Seneca nation of Indians released to Robert Morris the greatest portion of the Cattaraugus reservation, and prior to June 30, 1802, ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1918)
"The indictment'charged that the liquor was introduced "within the exterior boundaries of the Crow Indian reservation" in that state, but upon "the station ..."

3. Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties by United States, Charles Joseph Kappler (1904)
"Whereas, by section one of the act of July 1, 1892 (27 Stat., 62), entitled " An act .to provide for the opening of a part of the Colville reservation, ..."

4. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1892)
"Cases in the reservation courts must be tried by an ordinary jury, if claimed by either party, and at least six of such jury shall be Indians, ..."

5. Annual Report (1903)
"The bald statement of the State's appropriations and receipts on account of the Niagara reservation, however, convoys an utterly inadequate idea of the ..."

6. Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties by Charles Joseph Kappler (1904)
"have removed to the reservation provided for by the preceding article in pursuance of the stipulations thereof, said Indians shall Ъе, and they are hereby, ..."

7. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1914)
"A "reservation'1 la something Issuing from or coming out of the thing granted, ... "A 'reservation' Is never any part of the estate Itself, but something ..."

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