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reservation (n.)

late 14c., "act of reserving or keeping back," from Old French reservation (14c.) and directly from Late Latin reservationem (nominative reservatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of Latin reservare "keep back, save up; retain, preserve," from re- "back" (see re-) + servare "to keep, save, preserve, protect" (from PIE root *ser- (1) "to protect").

The mental sense of "qualification of a statement, etc., not expressed openly" is from c. 1600. The U.S. sense of "tract of public land set aside for some special use," especially exclusive use by native peoples, is from 1789, in reference to the Six Nations in New York State. The meaning "act or fact of engaging a room, a seat, etc." is from 1904, also originally American English.

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Definitions of reservation from WordNet

reservation (n.)
a district that is reserved for particular purpose;
Synonyms: reserve
reservation (n.)
a statement that limits or restricts some claim;
he recommended her without any reservations
Synonyms: qualification
reservation (n.)
an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly;
Synonyms: mental reservation / arriere pensee
reservation (n.)
the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group);
Synonyms: booking
reservation (n.)
the written record or promise of an arrangement by which accommodations are secured in advance;
reservation (n.)
something reserved in advance (as a hotel accommodation or a seat on a plane etc.);
reservation (n.)
the act of keeping back or setting aside for some future occasion;
From wordnet.princeton.edu