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hold

(Decide), verb abjudge, abjudicate, ascertain, come to a conclusion, conclude, decide legally, decree, find, fix, judge, make a decision, pass judgment, propound, resolve, rule, settle

hold

(Possess), verb assume authority, assume command, be accorded, be heir to, be in possession of, be masser of, be offered, be possessed of, be proffered, be vouchhafed, bear the responsibility of, care for, cling to, collect, command, conserve, control, devolve upon, direct, exercise direction over, fill a post, gather, get control, get possession of, grasp, habere, have, have a firm grip on, have a title to, have absolute disposal of, have as property, have by inheritance, have by tenure, have claim upon, have in hand, have in one's possession, have inherited, have rights to, have the care of, have the charge of, have the direction of, have title to, have under control, hold fast, hold in one's grasp, impropriate, inherit, keep, keep as one's own, keep for, keep in hand, keep in readiness, keep in reserve, keep on, keep prepared, lay aside, lay away, not dispose of, not part with, occupy, own, possidere, preserve, receive, retain, save, secure, set apart, set aside, take authorrty, take command, take over, tenere, wield restraint over
Associated concepts: adverse holding, hold in due course, hostile holding
See also: accommodate, adjudge, advantage, apprehend, arrest, chamber, claim, comprise, conclude, confine, conserve, consist, constrain, contain, contend, decide, deem, delay, depository, desist, detain, determine, dominance, dominion, embrace, encompass, engross, find, grapple, halt, handcuff, immerse, immure, imprison, include, influence, judge, keep, lock, maintain, moratorium, obtain, occupy, opine, own, possess, power, primacy, remain, reserve, restrain, retain, retention, rule, save, seisin, sentence, shelter, stay, stop, store, suspect, think, withhold

TO HOLD. These words are now used in a deed to express by what tenure the grantee is to have the land. The clause which commences with these words is called the tenendum. Vide Habendum; Tenendum.
     2. To hold, also means to decide, to adjudge, to decree; as, the court in that case held that the husband was not liable for the contract of the wife, made without his express or implied authority.
     3. It also signifies to bind under a contract, as the obligor is held and firmly bound. In the constitution of the United States, it is provided, that no person held to service or labor in one state under the laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in consequence of any law or regulation therein, be discharged from such service or labor, but shall be delivered up on the claim of the party to whom such service or labor may be due. Art. 4, sec. 3, Sec. 3; 2 Serg. & R. 306; 3 Id. 4; 5 Id. 52; 1 Wash. C. C. R. 500; 2 Pick. 11; 16 Pet. 539, 674.

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IT'S THERE: Stoke's Mamady Sidibe, right, celebrates scoring with Leon Cort, as they held off a pulsating Southampton fightback for a crucial 3-2 victory at the Britannia Stadium
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BEN WHITBY narrowly held off a late challenge to win at the View From Great North Cross Country in Newcastle yesterday.
Lowe then doubled the advantage after 12 minutes when he held off the Rovers defence, turned and shot left-footed into the far right corner from the edge of the penalty area.
With a crushing combination of booming drives, laser-like iron shots and clutch putting, Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) Staff Professional Michael Campbell held off a late charge by Tiger Woods to win the United States Open Golf Championship yesterday at historic Pinehurst Country Club in Pinehurst, N.
Summary: Dai Greene has added the Commonwalth title to his European crown after he held off Louis Van Zyl in the 400 metres hurdles in Delhi.
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T rainer George Margarson kept faith with the daughter of Singspiel, owned like P olar Jem by Norcroft Park Stud, and while Polar Jem is to be put in foal, the Newmarket trainer hopes to hang on to this four-year-old for more honours next season after she held off Autumn Wealth by a neck in the one-mile-six-furlong Listed feature.