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Legal Definition and Related Resources of Reserve

Meaning of Reserve

As a verb, to hold back for a future use; set aside. As a noun refers to the fund set aside as a reserve to cover uncollectible accounts.

Financial Definition of Reserve

An accounting entry that properly reflects the contingent liabilities.

Synonyms of Reserve


  • 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


  • 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

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Agency By Estoppel, Appointment, Power Of, Employer, F.R.S., Reservation, Trade Usage, Trust.

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  • Article Name: Reserve
  • Author: Asian Law
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    As a verb, to hold back for a future use; set aside. As a noun refers to the fund set aside as a reserve to cover [...]

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