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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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I was an elected member for almost 10 years which included over two years as a portfolio holder whilst also holding down a full time job and with a high attendance of meetings both daytime and evenings which included school governors and community councils meetings and accepted the fact knowing full well what would be required of me when I first stood for election.
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A Nebraska minister and his wife were fined by a local judge in October for forcibly holding down a 16-year-old boy so they could pray over him.
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