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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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Indemnity Clauses and Hold Harmless Clauses often go "hand in hand" in contracts.
The execution of a hold harmless clause may result in the physician assuming liability for the MCO.
Once you have found a contractor who has proved reliable, ask your attorneys to draw up an agreement that includes the following: a clearly defined scope of work, insurance requirements for each necessary coverage, a hold harmless clause, and terminology as to what constitutes an acceptable insurance company (ideally the company should be a Best-rated "A" company or better).