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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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For the film version to succeed, however, the opposite held true: If the action is not resolved by the movie's end, the viewer feels cheated.
Indeed, the play of difference and sameness held true for the colors as well as the geometry.
* The same held true for median asking rents, except that Downtown's figure declined.
Both of these patterns held true throughout the 28-year period.
Paul Terry and his colleagues at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm wanted to find out if the same held true in men, so they focused on 3,100 pairs of male twins born between 1886 and 1925.
What's more, the same also held true for balls of different materials, he notes.
That association held true for men but not for women.