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See also: rétention
- The act of retaining or something retained
- c. 1601–1602 (date written), William Shakespeare, “Twelfe Night, or What You Will”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act II, scene iv], page 95:
- No woman's heart / So big, to hold so much; they lack retention.
- The act or power of remembering things
- A memory; what is retained in the mind
- (medicine) The involuntary withholding of urine and faeces
- (medicine) The length of time an individual remains in treatment
- (obsolete) That which contains something, as a tablet; a means of preserving impressions.
- 1609, William Shakespeare, “Sonnet 122”, in Shake-speares Sonnets. […], London: By G[eorge] Eld for T[homas] T[horpe] and are to be sold by William Aspley, →OCLC:
- Thy gift, thy tables, are within my brain
Full character’d with lasting memory,
That poor retention could not so much hold,
Nor need I tallies thy dear love to score;
- (obsolete) The act of withholding; restraint; reserve.
- c. 1601–1602 (date written), William Shakespeare, “Twelfe Night, or What You Will”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act V, scene i], page 79:
- His life I gave him, and did thereto add / My love without retention or restraint,
- (obsolete) A place of custody or confinement.
- (law) The right to withhold a debt, or of retaining property until a debt due to the person claiming the right is duly paid; a lien.
- 1754, John Erskine of Carnock, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
- The right of retention, which bears a near resemblance to compensation, is chiefly competent where the mutual debts, not being liquid, cannot be the ground of compensation
- (insurance) The portion of a potential damage that must be paid for by the holder of an insurance policy.
the act of retaining or something retained
the act or power of remembering things; memory
the involuntary withholding of urine and faeces
right to withhold a debt
portion of any potiential damage that must be paid for by the holder of an insurance policy
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