reservation etymology

English word reservation comes from Middle French reservation (Reservation (limiting qualification).)

Detailed word origin of reservation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
reservation Middle French (frm) Reservation (limiting qualification).
reservation English (eng) (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).. (UK) The area which separates opposing lanes of traffic on a divided motorway.. (US) A tract of land set apart by the US government for the use of a Native American people; Indian reservation (compare [...]