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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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Again her hands took hold of his shoulders and she turned him about.
They then took hold of Pinocchio and, putting him between them, said to him in a rough voice: "March
Cousin Ebenezer came right up to grandfather, took hold of the lapel of his coat, and said in a whisper, 'Uncle Abraham, CAN--YOU--LEND--ME--AN--AXE?
And her mother took hold of her nose, and pinched it till it was red and blue; but this was all done out of pure love.
It took hold of her by the right knee, biting and causing her pain.
The fire took hold of Cogan Leisure Centre after it broke out in the sauna room just after 5pm yesterday.
The GTCW was also told Miss Archer-Jones took hold of Pupil A's arm, shook her and pushed her down into her seat, Pupil B was taken hold of and, using force, yanked into the correct position in a dance lesson, and Pupil D was lifted by her arms and dragged.
Martin McDonald said the blaze on the double-decker took hold "very, very quickly" after starting in the engine compartment of the 212 service from Derry to Belfast.
The wellspring, tucked beneath the Great Plains, and holding enough water to fill Lake Erie nine times over, has been the life force of American agriculture since irrigation took hold in the 1950s.
As the addiction took hold, they changed from bar-hoppers with no discernible interests to instant card freaks who couldn't go more than a night without a fix.
As he could only hear the distressed resident, Sergeant Warner reached out, took hold of the disoriented man, and escorted him out of the extreme heat and darkness to safety outside.
First 5 California, a preschool initiative that took hold in 1998, takes this idea and runs with it by funding county commissions in the 58 California counties, each working independently and in conjunction with the state to provide school readiness programs for all state children, regardless of income or location.