• The right of withholding a debt, or of retaining property untila debt due to the person claiming the right be duly paid; a lien.Erskine. Craig. Retention cyst (Med.), a cyst produced by obstructionof a duct leading from a secreting organ and the consequent retentionof the natural secretions.

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  • In general, from the Latin, it means holding

  • Retention

  • Ability to retain.


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