re·serve 1 vt re·served, re·serv·ing: to keep back or set apart: as
a: to keep (a right, power, or interest) esp. by express declaration
all rights reserved compare waive
b: to defer a determination of (a question of law)
the justices reserved the question because it was not an issue in the case
reserve 2 n
1: something stored or kept available for future use
an energy company with various unproven oil reserve s
2: an act of reserving
3: money kept in a separate account to meet future liabilities
legal reserve: the minimum amount as determined by government standards of the deposits held by a bank or of the assets of a life insurance company required by law to be kept as reserves
loss reserve
1: a reserve allocated by a bank for the purpose of absorbing losses
a loan loss reserve
2: an insurance company's reserve representing the discounted value of future payments to be made on losses which may have already occurred
policy reserve: an insurance company's reserve representing the difference in value between the net premiums and assumed claims for a given year in life insurance
unearned premium reserve: a reserve of funds which represents premiums paid to an insurance company but not yet applied to policy coverage and from which a policyholder is paid a refund in the event of cancellation prior to the period for which premiums have been paid
with reserve: with a reserve price and with a seller reserving the right to reject all bids
◇ A sale at auction is with reserve if there is no explicit indication to the contrary.
without reserve: without a reserve price and with the seller bound to accept the highest bid

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

I noun assets, cache, conservation, copia, depository, fund, means, provision, resource, resources, savings, stock, store, storehouse, supply associated concepts: accumulated reserve, held in reserve, insurance reserve, legal reserve, minimum reserves, premium reserve, reserve funds, reserve valve, reserved powers II verb accumulate, amass, bank, bespeak, cache, create a fund, deposit, earmark, except, garner, hide, hoard, hold, hold back, keep, keep back, keep in reserve, keep on hand, lay away, maintain, preselect, preserve, put aside, reponere, retain, save, set apart, set aside, shelve, stock pile, store, store away, store up. withhold associated concepts: reserve an interest, reserve one's rights III index adjourn, bank, cash, composure, cumulation, doubt (indecision), engage (hire), fund (noun), fund (verb), garner, hoard, hold up (delay), keep (shelter), margin (spare amount), misgiving, predetermine, provision (something provided), register, resource, restraint, retain (employ), retain (keep in possession), save (hold back), stock (store), stopgap, store (depository), store, strangle, treasury, withhold

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(1) To keep something back; to keep something for the future.
(2) To delay judgment on a matter.
Something held back or set aside for the future or for contingencies, such as money, troops, or land.

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

n. An amount of money or assets set aside against future unrealized risks; monies set aside by insurance companies to pay losses that have not yet been asserted or finalized.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

Funds set aside to cover future expenses, losses, or claims. To retain; to keep in store for future or special use; to postpone to a future time.

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

Funds set aside to cover future expenses, losses, or claims. To retain; to keep in store for future or special use; to postpone to a future time.

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

   to keep for oneself a right or a portion of the real property when transferring (conveying) a parcel of real estate to another.
   See also: reservation

Law dictionary. . 2013.


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