reservation
res·er·va·tion n
1: the act or an instance of reserving
reservation of rights
2: the creation by and for a grantor of a new right or interest (as an easement) in real property granted to another; also: the right or interest so created or the clause creating it in a deed compare exception
3 a: public land reserved for a special purpose (as conservation)
b: a tract of land reserved for use by an American Indian tribe see also indian removal act of 1830 in the important laws section compare indian title at title
◇ The federal government has jurisdiction over certain serious felonies committed on American Indian reservations, and a member of a tribe is vested with the rights of an American citizen even if in a tribal court proceeding. Prior to the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968, states could obtain civil and criminal jurisdiction over a reservation or other American Indian lands by legislative action, but that Act created the requirement that such jurisdiction be acquired with the consent of the tribe as manifest in an election among tribal adults. This requirement was not retroactive. Federal land claim settlement acts pertaining to particular states have included statutes expressly assigning civil and criminal jurisdiction to the states involved.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

reservation
I (condition) noun condition, exceptio, exception, exemption, limitation, provision, proviso, qualification, requisite, restriction, salvo, saving clause, specification, stipulation associated concepts: conditional contracts, reservation contained in acceptance, reservation contained in grant, reservation in deed, reservation in insurance policy II (engagement) noun booking, preengagement, promise to set aside, registration, retaining, retainment, retention, saving, withholding associated concepts: reservation of interest, reservation of life estate, reservation of rights, reservation of title foreign phrases:
- Quod sub certa forma concessum vel reservation est non trahitur ad valorem vel compensationem. — That which is granted or reserved under a certain form, cannot be twisted into a valuation or compensation.
III index adjournment, condition (contingent provision), doubt (indecision), limitation, misgiving, modification, objection, provision (clause), qualification (condition), registration, restriction, retention, salvo, selection (choice)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


reservation
n.
(1) A clause in a deed or other instrument of conveyance that holds back a part of the estate being conveyed for the grantor.
(2) A tract of land set aside for public use, such as a park or land for American Indians.
(3) A court’s setting aside a legal point for later consideration.
(4) A doubt; a qualification in one’s agreeing to something.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


reservation
A provision in a deed which keeps (reserves) to the grantor some right or portion of the property. The language might read: "Sarah Sims reserves to herself an easement of access to lots 6, 7, and 8."
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


reservation
n. A right held back or given to the grantor, such as some right, profit, or interest in the estate or property that is being granted; a delayed decision by a court or other body on a point of law; a preservation of the right to dispute a point of contract by a party nevertheless performing same (such as, performing under reservation).
See also under protest.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


reservation
A clause in a deed of real property whereby the grantor, one who transfers property, creates and retains for the grantor some right or interest in the estate granted, such as rent or an easement, a right of use over the land of another. A large tract of land that is withdrawn by public authority from sale or settlement and appropriated to specific public uses, such as parks or military posts. A tract of land under the control of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to which an American Indian tribe retains its original title to ownership, or that has been set aside from the public domain for use by a tribe.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


reservation
A clause in a deed of real property whereby the grantor, one who transfers property, creates and retains for the grantor some right or interest in the estate granted, such as rent or an easement, a right of use over the land of another. A large tract of land that is withdrawn by public authority from sale or settlement and appropriated to specific public uses, such as parks or military posts. A tract of land under the control of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to which an American Indian tribe retains its original title to ownership, or that has been set aside from the public domain for use by a tribe.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

reservation
n.
   a provision in a deed which keeps (reserves) to the grantor some right or portion of the property. The language might read: "Sarah Sims reserves to herself an easement of access to lots 6, 7 and 8," or "reserves mineral rights," or "except she reserves lot 5."
   See also: reserve

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • reservation — [rez΄ər vā′shən] n. [ME < ML reservatio] 1. the act of reserving or that which is reserved; specif., a) a withholding of a right, interest, etc. b) that part of a deed or contract which provides for this ☆ c) public land set aside for some… …   English World dictionary

  • reservation — late 14c., act of reserving, from M.Fr. reservation, from L.L. reservationem (nom. reservatio), from L. reservatus, pp. of reservare (see RESERVE (Cf. reserve)). U.S. Indian tribe sense is recorded from 1789, originally in reference to the Six… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Reservation — ist das in der Schweizer Standardsprache anstelle von Reservierung gebrauchte Wort ein mittelalterlicher Rechtsbegriff die Bezeichnung für Reservate der Indianer in den USA, siehe Indianerreservat Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Reservation — (lat.), ein Vorbehalt, der bei dem Abschluß eines Rechtsgeschäfts gemacht wird, z. B. wenn jemand einem andern das Eigentum von einem Grundstück überträgt und sich daran den Nießbrauch reserviert. Im Kirchenrecht versteht man darunter Rechte… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Reservation — Reservation, Reservat, lat. dtsch., Vorbehalt; in der Rechtssprache jedes besondere Recht, dessen Ausübung der ordentliche Gewalthaber od. Berechtigte sich ausschließlich vorbehielt, als er seine Befugnisse einem andern übertrug. – Reservationes… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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