Something, such as land or a certain percentage of profits, that is set aside for a specific purpose.
A federal program requiring that a certain percentage of government funds and contracts be reserved for businesses owned by women and members of minority groups.
American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.