pre·served pre·serv·ing 1 :
to keep safe from injury, harm, or destruction [expenses necessary to the property] 2 a :
to keep valid, intact, or in existence (as pending a proceeding) [the right of a trial by jury shall be preserved
amend. VII"] [the dismissal of a chapter 7 case…reinstates certain transfers voided or preserved
in the case "J. H. Williamson"] b :
to maintain for use or consideration at a later time esp. by keeping a record of [deposed the witness to her testimony] [a party has the option of preserving
the objection raised "J. H. Friedenthal et al.
"] pres·er·va·tion [pre-zər-vā-shən]