Main meanings of reservatory in English

: reservatory1reservatory2

reservatory1

Pronunciation /rɪˈzəːvət(ə)ri/

noun

rare
  • A place in which water is collected; a reservoir; a cistern, a tank. Also (occasionally): a receptacle for any liquid.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin reservatorium storehouse from classical Latin reservāt-, past participial stem of reservāre + -ōrium.

Main meanings of reservatory in English

: reservatory1reservatory2

reservatory2

Pronunciation /rɪˈzəːvət(ə)ri/

adjective

Law
  • Having the effect of reserving something.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin reservatorius that may be used for keeping back or storage, reserved, set apart, of or belonging to reservation from classical Latin reservāt-, past participial stem of reservāre + -ōrius.