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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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Hold Back doesn't simply look at the fallout this engagement causes among Slimane's Algerian family but also the horror with which it is greeted by Dorcy's relatives.
So I would think unless that happens, they might still hold back a little on rate hike, but otherwise the WPI and CPI numbers will remain critical and it remains to be seen how they play out over the next couple of weeks.'
He said: "On certain high-profile games in previous seasons, we have tried to hold back the away fans on the seating decks or within the concourse itself with mixed results.
Am I the only one that feels that some skaters hold back their part to spread it out?
2.7: The miles of wetlands it takes to hold back 1 foot of storm surge
Perimeter barriers will be installed to hold back soil as surveyors lay out the exact excavation plans for the foundation.
Shale doesn't hold back and some listeners may find the reading more dramatic than it needs to be.
"Stuck": First came the firemen, then the police, / to hold back the crowd and keep up the peace.
As events in the Gulf Coast recently demonstrated, efforts to hold back the sea are sometimes doomed to failure.
Appended are: (1) Executive Summary: "A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America's Brightest Students"; (2) About the Authors of "A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America's Brightest Students"; (3) The Connie Belin & Jacqueline N.
If you think about it, a dam is just a special case of a retaining wall designed to hold back water instead of soil.
Give your diary a name, and begin entries as if you were writing her a letter: "Dear Alicia, You won't believe what happened today...." Go ahead--don't hold back. You can tell Alicia anything, and she won't judge or harbor a grudge.