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Reservation, the act of keeping, preserving and guarding something for one's self: “that he willed me in heedfullest r. to bestow them,” Alls I, 3, 231 (not to give them away). “I most unfeignedly beseech your lordship to make some r. of your wrongs,” II, 3, 260 (== to keep your affronts to yourself). “have the power still to banish your defenders, till at length your ignorance (which finds not till it feels) making but r. of yourselves (still your own foes) deliver you as most abated captives to some nation,” Cor. III, 3, 130 (preserving, guarding only yourselves, and banishing those who would be able to protect you. M. Edd. erroneously: making not r. of yourselves). “with r. of an hundred knights,” Lr. I, 1, 135. “but kept a r. to be followed with such a number,” II, 4, 255.
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