noun Date: 15th century 1. an act of reserving something: as a. (1) the act or fact of a grantor's reserving some newly created thing out of the thing granted (2) the right or interest so reserved b. the setting of limiting conditions or withholding from complete exposition <
answered without reservation
c. an arrangement to have something (as a hotel room) held for one's use; also a promise, guarantee, or record of such engagement 2. a. a limiting condition <
agreed, but with reservations
b. doubt, misgiving <
had serious reservations about marriage
3. something reserved: as a. a tract of public land set aside (as for use by American Indians) b. an area in which hunting is not permitted; especially one set aside as a secure breeding place • reservationist noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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