1 the act or an instance of reserving
2 something reserved, esp. hotel accommodation, a seat on an aeroplane, in a theatre, etc.
3 often pl a stated or unstated qualification of opinion that prevents one's wholehearted acceptance of a proposal, claim, statement, etc.
4 an area of land set aside, esp. (in the U.S.) for American Indian peoples
5 (Brit) the strip of land between the two carriageways of a dual carriageway
6 the act or process of keeping back, esp. for oneself; withholding
7 (Law) a right or interest retained by the grantor in property granted, conveyed, leased, etc., to another a reservation of rent
n a tacit withholding of full assent or an unexpressed qualification made when one is taking an oath, making a statement, etc.
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