From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
6. (Eccl.) (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. [PJC]
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
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
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