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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reservation  \Res`er*va"tion\  (r?z`?r-v?"sh?n),  n.  [Cf.  F. 
  r['e]servation,  LL  reservatio.  See  {Reserve}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  reserving,  or  keeping  back  concealment,  or 
  withholding  from  disclosure;  reserve.  --A.  Smith. 
  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.  --Dryden. 
  3.  A  tract  of  the  public  land  reserved  for  some  special  use 
  as  for  schools,  for  the  use  of  Indians,  etc  [U.S.] 
  4.  The  state  of  being  reserved,  or  kept  in  store.  --Shak. 
  5.  (Law) 
  a  A  clause  in  an  instrument  by  which  some  new  thing  is 
  reserved  out  of  the  thing  granted,  and  not  in  esse 
  b  A  proviso.  --Kent. 
  Note:  This  term  is  often  used  in  the  same  sense  with 
  exception,  the  technical  distinction  being  disregarded. 
  6.  (Eccl.) 
  a  The  portion  of  the  sacramental  elements  reserved  for 
  purposes  of  devotion  and  for  the  communion  of  the 
  absent  and  sick. 
  b  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 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  district  that  is  reserved  for  particular  purpose  [syn:  {reserve}] 
  2:  a  statement  that  limits  or  restricts  some  claim;  "he 
  recommended  her  without  any  reservations"  [syn:  {qualification}] 
  3:  an  unstated  doubt  that  prevents  you  from  accepting  something 
  wholeheartedly  [syn:  {mental  reservation},  {arriere  pensee}] 
  4:  the  act  of  reserving  (a  place  or  passage)  or  engaging  the 
  services  of  (a  person  or  group):  "wondered  who  had  made 
  the  booking"  [syn:  {booking}] 
  5:  the  act  of  keeping  back  or  setting  aside  for  some  future 

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