Re*ten"tion(?), n. [L. retentio: cf. F. rtention. See Retain.] 1. The act of retaining, or the state of being ratined.
2. The power of retaining; retentiveness.
No woman's heartShak.
So big, to hold so much; they lack retention.
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.
(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.
(Med.), a cyst produced by obstruction of a duct leading from a secreting organ and the consequent retention of the natural secretions.
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