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Retention

Re`ten´tion
n.1.The act of retaining, or the state of being ratined.
2.The power of retaining; retentiveness.
No woman's heart
So big, to hold so much; they lack retention.
- Shak.
3.That which contains something, as a tablet; a of preserving impressions.
4.The act of withholding; retraint; reserve.
5.Place of custody or confinement.
6.(Law) The right of withholding a debt, or of retaining property until a debt due to the person claiming the right be duly paid; a lien.
Retention cyst
(Med.) a cyst produced by obstruction of a duct leading from a secreting organ and the consequent retention of the natural secretions.
Noun1.retention - the act of keeping in your possession
Synonyms: holding, keeping
2.retention - the power of retaining and recalling past experience; "he had a good memory when he was younger"
3.retention - the power of retaining liquid; "moisture retentivity of soil"

RETENTION, Scottish law. The right which the possessor of a movable has, of holding the same until he shall be satisfied for his claim either against such movable or the owner of it; a lien.
     2. The right of retention is of two kinds, namely, special or general. 1. Special retention is the right of withholding or retaining property of goods which are in one's possession under a contract, till indemnified for the labor or money expended on them. 2. General retention is the right to withhold or detain the property of another, in respect of any debt which happens to be due by the proprietor to the person who has the custody; or for a general balance of accounts arising on a particular train of employment. 2 Bell's Com. 90, 91, 5th ed. Vide Lien.

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