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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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SOLDIERS believe the army has been "held back" after being starved of cash, researchers found.
Mr Corbyn said: "People of all ages are being held back by a lack of funding for education, and this in turn is holding back the economy by depriving industry of the untapped talent of thousands of people.
By stopping the destruction of our peat bogs, which also act like nature's sponges, we could once again ensure the deluge is held back.
M AIL T ODAY has found out that the Delhi government's finance department has held back the release of funds exceeding ` 70 crore for expenses incurred during the days preceding the election as well as the polling day for all nine districts in the Capital -- Central, North, South, New Delhi, North- West, East, North- East, South- West and West.
I understand there may be issues with some landlords but in the government's wisdom they decided that, rather than paying the landlord direct, the tenant would receive payment on the understanding if any repairs were not carried out in suitable time period, then the rent payment could be held back.
New York, NY, October 31, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The No Child Held Back Consortium announces the first, No Child Held Back Education Innovation Grant has been awarded to the Williston School District in Williston, North Dakota.
LIVERPOOL skipper Steven Gerrard had to be held back after a crazed fan burst into a training session and made shocking threats against his family.
More than a quarter of a million extra jobs could be created if Britain's financial services sector is allowed to flourish and is not held back by over-regulation, a report says.
Summary: The Bank of England held back from taking further action despite signs that recovery is stalling.
Another issue that the students raised is the holding back of certificates whereby their academic reports are held back by VTC which hinders them from looking for jobs.
Numerous shipments were being held back as a result of US Fish and Wildlife seizing shipments where the CITES export permit did not have a year of export quota number.