[syn: booking, reservation]
5. the written record or promise of an arrangement by which accommodations are secured in advance;
6. something reserved in advance (as a hotel accommodation or a seat on a plane etc.);
7. the act of keeping back or setting aside for some future occasion;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
(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.
(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.
7. an agreement to have some space, service or other
acommodation, as at a hotel, a restaurant, or on a public
transport system, held for one's future use; also, the
record or receipt for such an agreement, or the
contractual obligation to retain that accommodation; as, a
hotel reservation; a reservation on a flight to Dallas; to
book a reservation at the Ritz.
Mental reservation, the withholding, or failing to
disclose, something that affects a statement, promise,
etc., and which, if disclosed, would materially change its
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a district that is reserved for particular purpose [syn:
2: a statement that limits or restricts some claim; "he
recommended her without any reservations" [syn:
3: an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something
wholeheartedly [syn: mental reservation, reservation,
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, reservation]
5: the written record or promise of an arrangement by which
accommodations are secured in advance
6: something reserved in advance (as a hotel accommodation or a
seat on a plane etc.)
7: the act of keeping back or setting aside for some future
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
78 Moby Thesaurus words for "reservation":
Indian reservation, allowance, appointment, archives, area,
arrangement, bank, bespeaking, bird sanctuary, booking, briefing,
cession, circumscription, concession, condition, demur, demurral,
demurrer, employment, engagement, exception, exemption,
extenuating circumstances, forest preserve, game reserve,
grain of salt, grant, hedge, hedging, hesitancy, hesitation,
hiring, holding back, library, limitation, mental reservation,
modification, museum, national forest, national park, objection,
paradise, park, plot, preengagement, preserve, provision, proviso,
qualification, qualm, region, reluctance, reserve, restriction,
retainment, reticence, salvo, sanctuary, scruple, section,
special case, special treatment, specialness, specification,
state forest, stipulation, store, string, strings, taking on, term,
terms, territory, tract, waiver, wilderness preserve,
wildlife preserve, withholding
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
RESERVATION, contracts. That part of a deed or other instrument which
reserves a thing not in esse at the time of the grant, but newly created. 2
Hill. Ab. 359; 3 Pick. R. 272; It differs from an exception. (q.v.) See 4
Vern. 622; Brayt. R. 230; 9 John. R. 73; 20 John, R. 87; 3 Ridg. P. C. 402;
Co. Litt. 43 a; 2 Tho Co. Litt. 412