retentie

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From Latin retentio (perhaps via French rétention), itself from retinere 'to retain, remember' (from re- 're-, again' + -tinere, the compound variation of tenere 'to keep, hold')

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retentie f (plural retenties, diminutive retentietje n)

  1. (law) The retention, act of retaining something rather then returning it
  2. (historical) The confiscation of a fief by the feudal lord
  3. A remembrance, (retention in) memory
  4. The abilty retentiveness, to retain, to remember
  5. The inability to secrete a substance, notably as a medical condition or concerning a delay in the passage of water
  6. The preservation of the shape of (a corrected set of) teeth

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retentie

  1. feminine form of the past participle of retentir