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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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Stone or terracotta pots - or even a sturdy half-barrel tub lined with plastic or otherwise sealed - will hold water plants.
Natural schemes have been suggested, such as "rewilding" the uplands, planting trees, blocking drains, removing sheep and even reintroducing beavers to build dams, to hold water higher up and prevent floods on lower ground.
ATTEMPTS to convince motorists that this winter's flooded roads are a one-off event are failing to hold water with most drivers, according to a survey.
They said that the Mpemba paradox is the result of the unique properties of the different bonds that hold water together.
Once again I'm afraid that it looks good, but when you get down to the basics it just doesn't, if you'll pardon the pun, hold water.
For example, you could add clay to hold water if you live in a hot climate or sand to increase drainage if you get a lot of precipitation.
Raise a circular dam around the planted plant to hold water.
There is that much evidence of dangerous road surfaces in and around Huddersfield that the council's Inspection Plan could not possibly hold water, if challenged.
The ridges hold water and allow it to soak into the soil instead of washing away.
"The complaining of the Albanian parties when they are in the opposition, that the Government is not doing anything for the Albanians, does not hold water, as it only reveals their shame and powerlessness.
WHETHER you agree with wind power or not, the building of ships by MPI Offshore to place large wind turbines out at sea is one of the green policies that might hold water.
It is impossible to hold water distribution talks being unaware how much water would come from Toktogul," acting chief of Southern Water Department Sembai Seisenov told Kazakhstan Today.