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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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Meanwhile, at the energy summit, over a dozen national energy ministers will this week hold forth on everything from oil to solar panels in one of the biggest events of its kind.
It is all very well for the politicians to hold forth and be "resolute" with somebody else's life.
We like to partake at the bar, where regulars old and new schmooze and hold forth on topics of the day, but there are tables inside and on the terrace, too.
ARMCHAIR psychologists will hold forth and declare that, in the years after two world wars of the last century, exservicemen just got on with their jobs once peace had broken out again.
David Johnston of Queens University Belfast will hold forth on translation.
Beckstrom, have written a just-released book titled The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations (Portfolio), in which they hold forth on not only the model of the Apache tribes ("The Apaches persevered because they were decentralized") to, yes, echinoderms and arachnids.
And the authors do not disappoint as they both hold forth on what appears to be the fashionable lament of the day: Can Black folk get it together?
And we need to hold forth those visions, even--or especially--as corporations and Bush wage their savage attacks.
Calamity Jazz will hold forth in the dining hall periodically throughout the day.