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mental reservation Syllabification: men·tal res·er·va·tion

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of mental reservation in English:


A qualification tacitly added in making a statement, etc.; an unexpressed doubt or criticism.
Example sentences
  • That means that in practice our law generally ignores the subjective expectations and the unexpressed mental reservations of the parties.
  • And that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion;
  • Solemnly, freely, and without any mental reservation, I hereby renounce under oath all allegiance to any foreign state.
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