Retention

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Retention->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ retention
retention
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ retaining
retaining
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ keep
keep
detention
custody
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ tenacity
tenacity
firm hold
grasp
gripe
grip
iron grip
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ fangs
fangs
teeth
claws
talons
nail
unguis
hook
tentacle
tenaculum
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ bond
bond
&c.(vinculum) 45
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ clutches
clutches
tongs
forceps
pincers
nippers
pliers
vice
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ paw
paw
hand
finger
wrist
fist
neaf
neif
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ bird in hand
bird in hand
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ captive
captive
&c. 754
PARAG:Retention->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ retain
retain
keep
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ hold fast one's own
hold fast one's own
hold tight one's own
hold fast one's ground
hold tight one's ground
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ clinch
clinch
clench
clutch
grasp
gripe
hug
have a firm hold of
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ secure
secure
withhold
detain
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ hold back
hold back
keep back
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ keep close
keep close
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ husband
husband
&c.(store) 636
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ reserve
reserve
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ have in stock
have in stock
keep in stock
&c.(possess) 777
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ entail
entail
tie up
settle
PARAG:Retention->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ retaining
retaining
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ retentive
retentive
tenacious
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unforfeited
unforfeited
undeprived
undisposed
uncommunicated
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ incommunicable
incommunicable
inalienable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ in mortmain
in mortmain
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ in strict settlement
in strict settlement

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • rétention — [ retɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1291; lat. retentio 1 ♦ Fait de retenir (I). Rétention d informations. 2 ♦ Dr. Droit de rétention, qui permet à un créancier de retenir un objet appartenant à un débiteur, jusqu à ce qu il se soit acquitté de sa dette.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • retention — re·ten·tion /ri ten chən/ n 1: the act of retaining or the state of being retained 2: the portion of the insurance on a particular risk not reinsured or ceded by the originating insurer Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Retention — (lat.: retinere = „zurückhalten“) ist ein Begriff: in der Philosophie: Retention (Philosophie) in der Rechtswissenschaft: Retention (Recht) in der Chemie, siehe: Nukleophile Substitution in der Chromatographie: Retention (Chromatographie) in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Retention — can have the following meanings:*Retention basin, instance retaining (e.g. water in the ground) *In learning: it is the ability to retain facts and figures in memory (spaced repetition) *Grade retention, in schools, keeping a student in the same… …   Wikipedia

  • retention — Retention. s. f. v. Terme de Pratique. En cette acception il ne se dit que d Une cause retenuë à un Tribunal. La retention d une cause. un arrest de retention. Retention, se dit aussi, d Une maladie, par laquelle l urine est retenuë. Avoir une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Retention — Re*ten tion, n. [L. retentio: cf. F. r[ e]tention. See {Retain}.] 1. The act of retaining, or the state of being ratined. [1913 Webster] 2. The power of retaining; retentiveness. [1913 Webster] No woman s heart So big, to hold so much; they lack… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • retention — Retention, retenuë, Retentio. Retention d usufruit vaut autant que delivrance de la chose, Exceptio vsufructus instar est emancipatus fundi, Operatur (inquiunt) traditionem. B …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • retention — [ri ten′shən] n. [ME retencioun < MFr retention < L retentio] 1. a retaining or being retained 2. power of or capacity for retaining 3. a) a remembering; memory b) ability to remember 4. Med …   English World dictionary

  • Retention — Retentiōn (lat.), Zurück , Vorenthaltung; das Festhalten eines wiedereingerichteten gebrochenen Gliedes durch Verbände …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Retention — Retention, lat. deutsch, Zurückhaltung, Vorenthaltung; R. srecht, das Recht, eine Sache zurückzuhalten, bis eine Forderung befriedigt ist; retenuto, ital, in der Musik: zurückgehalten …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • retention — (n.) c.1400, from L. retentionem (nom. retentio) a retaining, a holding back, from pp. stem of retinere (see RETAIN (Cf. retain)) …   Etymology dictionary

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