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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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But the appetite of fans can certainly be whetted by getting hold of a copy of the club's official look-back at last season, when the Giants again cemented their spot as one of Super League's top-four clubs for a second time under head coach Nathan Brown.
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Butchers were already having trouble getting hold of meat supplies and the situation is set to intensify in the next few days, NFMT chief executive Graham Bidston said.
He also seemed more interested in getting hold of a bottle of whisky than in talking to John Keane.
But touts and Washington hotels are getting hold of tickets in bulk, then flogging them to enthusiastic trippers at up to pounds 30 a time.
Aristide has fared no better in getting hold of Haiti's brutal security forces.
If you sort through all the things fishing includes--daydreaming, rod-building, fly-tying, camping, scenery, solitude, friendship, the love of nature, tradition, relaxation, a balm for the soul, and so on--what you find at the very core of angling is the thrill of getting hold of a wild thing, a creature that will, reliably and predictably, spend its entire essence in a struggle to break free from bondage.
During Bambawale's tenure Pakistan and India's relations witnessed several lows and ups, with the most notable scenario being the Pakistan forces getting hold of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.