Set apart for a purpose or for a person, as a part of a subdivision set apart for a community theater or a suite of rooms held for a person. This word in a plat may operate, in the light of the circumstances under which it is used, to show it dedicatory intention. 23 Am J2d Ded § 27. See case reserved; crown cases reserved; reservation. reserved lands. Lands in the public domain withdrawn from sale, entry, settlement, or other manner of acquisition by the public. 42 Am J1st Pub L § 12. Tracts of public land lawfully appropriated by the government to any purposes and thereby severed from the mass of public lands, so that no subsequent law or proclamation will be construed to embrace them or operate upon them, although no exception be made of them. The rule is general that no entry or sale of any land can be made which has been reserved for the use of the United States, or one of the states, but they may be restored to the public domain, as, for example, where a military post is abandoned by the government. 42 Am J1st Pub L § 19.

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