Retention
Retention Re*ten"tion, n. [L. retentio: cf. F. r['e]tention. See {Retain}.] 1. The act of retaining, or the state of being ratined. [1913 Webster]

2. The power of retaining; retentiveness. [1913 Webster]

No woman's heart So big, to hold so much; they lack retention. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. That which contains something, as a tablet; a ???? of preserving impressions. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. The act of withholding; retraint; reserve. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Place of custody or confinement. [1913 Webster]

6. (Law) The right of withholding a debt, or of retaining property until a debt due to the person claiming the right be duly paid; a lien. --Erskine. Craig. [1913 Webster]

{Retention cyst} (Med.), a cyst produced by obstruction of a duct leading from a secreting organ and the consequent retention of the natural secretions. [1913 Webster]


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  • retention — re·ten·tion /ri ten chən/ n 1: the act of retaining or the state of being retained 2: the portion of the insurance on a particular risk not reinsured or ceded by the originating insurer Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Retention — (lat.: retinere = „zurückhalten“) ist ein Begriff: in der Philosophie: Retention (Philosophie) in der Rechtswissenschaft: Retention (Recht) in der Chemie, siehe: Nukleophile Substitution in der Chromatographie: Retention (Chromatographie) in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Retention — can have the following meanings:*Retention basin, instance retaining (e.g. water in the ground) *In learning: it is the ability to retain facts and figures in memory (spaced repetition) *Grade retention, in schools, keeping a student in the same… …   Wikipedia

  • retention — Retention. s. f. v. Terme de Pratique. En cette acception il ne se dit que d Une cause retenuë à un Tribunal. La retention d une cause. un arrest de retention. Retention, se dit aussi, d Une maladie, par laquelle l urine est retenuë. Avoir une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • retention — [ri ten′shən] n. [ME retencioun < MFr retention < L retentio] 1. a retaining or being retained 2. power of or capacity for retaining 3. a) a remembering; memory b) ability to remember 4. Med …   English World dictionary

  • Retention — Retentiōn (lat.), Zurück , Vorenthaltung; das Festhalten eines wiedereingerichteten gebrochenen Gliedes durch Verbände …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Retention — Retention, lat. deutsch, Zurückhaltung, Vorenthaltung; R. srecht, das Recht, eine Sache zurückzuhalten, bis eine Forderung befriedigt ist; retenuto, ital, in der Musik: zurückgehalten …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • retention — (n.) c.1400, from L. retentionem (nom. retentio) a retaining, a holding back, from pp. stem of retinere (see RETAIN (Cf. retain)) …   Etymology dictionary

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