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Definition of reservation
1the action of reserving something:the reservation of positions for non-Americans an arrangement whereby something, especially a seat or room, is booked or reserved for a particular person:do you have a reservation? an area of land set aside for occupation by North American Indians or Australian Aborigines. Law a right or interest retained in an estate being conveyed. (in the Roman Catholic Church) the practice of retaining a portion of the consecrated elements after mass for communion of the sick or as a focus for devotion. 2a qualification to an expression of agreement or approval; a doubt:some generals voiced reservations about making air strikes 3(in the Roman Catholic Church) the action of a superior of reserving to himself the power of absolution. a right reserved to the pope of nomination to a vacant benefice.