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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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"Henrik Gade Jepsen held forth on his Facebook fan page about his 'exceptional' portfolio construction skills, while David Neal sold bathing suit pictures of his manager lineup to The Telegraph in Sydney for AUS$2 million.
One panelist then held forth about economics in such excruciating detail that another was forced to rebuke him.
car rental chain was among those held forth as an example of Hertz's best.
Most of the time, however, he holed up in a grubby little trailer in the woods, drank beer, and held forth endlessly on his connections with mysterious guerilla bands.
He screened westerns at the institute and invited filmmakers and other outside speakers, including high school chum David Sylvester (who held forth on Marilyn Monroe).
Presumably unlike the solid if uninspired Neville brothers Mr Holt held forth as the type of characters to rescue Sir Alex Ferguson's sinking ship.
And before Berger, Bob Goddard held forth with a similar column.
At the actual lecture--given midway through an intensive workshop for undergraduate and graduate students in dance, architecture, aerospace, music, physics, world arts and culture--the slightly built, bespectacled Forsythe, in khakis, running shoes, and a white, untucked shirt, held forth. The format, a dialogue with UCLA dance professor David Gere, turned out to be both intellectually illuminating and excitingly spontaneous.