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Reservation vs. Layaway

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Reservationnoun

The act of reserving, withholding or keeping back.

‘The committee authorised the reservation of funds.’;

Layawaynoun

(tanning) A pit in which hides are stored.

Reservationnoun

The practice of reserving part of the consecrated bread of the Eucharist for the communion of the sick.

Layawaynoun

(North America) The system of accepting a deposit and holding for a customer to complete purchase.

Reservationnoun

The act of the pope to reserve to himself the right to nominate to certain benefices.

Layawaynoun

(North America) An item which has been held in this way.

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Reservationnoun

Something that is withheld or kept back.

Layawayverb

To place items on hold with a deposit at a merchant's.

Reservationnoun

A limiting qualification; a doubt.

‘I have reservations about your intentions.’;

Layaway

Layaway (lay-by in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa) is a purchase agreement in which the seller reserves an item for a consumer until the consumer completes all the payments necessary to pay for that item, and only then hands over the item.

Reservationnoun

(US) A tract of land set apart by the US government for the use of a Native American people; Indian reservation (compare Canadian reserve).

Reservationnoun

An arrangement by which accommodation or transport arrangements are secured in advance.

‘I have a hotel reservation in the name of Mr Smith.’;

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Reservationnoun

(UK) The area which separates opposing lanes of traffic on a divided motorway or dual carriageway; see also central reservation.

‘A vehicle crashed through the central reservation into the path of oncoming traffic.’;

Reservationnoun

(India) The setting aside of a certain percentage of vacancies in government institutions for members of backward and underrepresented communities (defined primarily by caste and tribe).

Reservationnoun

The act of reserving, or keeping back; concealment, or withholding from disclosure; reserve.

‘With reservation of an hundred knights.’; ‘Make some reservation of your wrongs.’;

Reservationnoun

Something withheld, either not expressed or disclosed, or not given up or brought forward.

Reservationnoun

A tract of the public land reserved for some special use, as for schools, for the use of Indians, etc.

Reservationnoun

The state of being reserved, or kept in store.

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Reservationnoun

A clause in an instrument by which some new thing is reserved out of the thing granted, and not in esse before.

Reservationnoun

The portion of the sacramental elements reserved for purposes of devotion and for the communion of the absent and sick.

Reservationnoun

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.

Reservationnoun

a district that is reserved for particular purpose

Reservationnoun

a statement that limits or restricts some claim;

‘he recommended her without any reservations’;

Reservationnoun

an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly

Reservationnoun

the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group);

‘wondered who had made the booking’;

Reservationnoun

the written record or promise of an arrangement by which accommodations are secured in advance

Reservationnoun

something reserved in advance (as a hotel accommodation or a seat on a plane etc.)

Reservationnoun

the act of keeping back or setting aside for some future occasion

Reservationnoun

the action of reserving something

‘the reservation of positions for non-Americans’;

Reservationnoun

an arrangement whereby something, especially a seat or room, is reserved for a particular person

‘do you have a reservation?’;

Reservationnoun

(in church use) the practice of retaining a portion of the consecrated elements after Mass for communion of the sick or as a focus for devotion.

Reservationnoun

an expression of doubt qualifying overall approval of a plan or statement

‘some generals voiced reservations about making air strikes’;

Reservationnoun

an area of land set aside for occupation by North American Indians or Australian Aborigines

‘the boy's family live on an Indian reservation’;

Reservationnoun

a right or interest retained in an estate being conveyed

‘the retention of a right to enter the demised property will be a reservation’;

Reservationnoun

(in the Roman Catholic Church) the action of a superior of reserving to himself the power of absolution.

Reservationnoun

a right reserved to the Pope of nomination to a vacant benefice.

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