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in reserve

Definition of in reserve

  1. :  kept for future or special use <It's important to keep some cash in reserve.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  to hold in reserve :  keep back

    :  to set aside (part of the consecrated elements) at the Eucharist for future use

    :  to retain or hold over to a future time or place :  defer

  1. : :  something reserved or set aside for a particular purpose, use, or reason: as

    :  forces not in the field but available

    :  the military forces of a country not part of the regular services


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