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Holding

A comprehensive term applied to the property, whether real, personal, or both, owned by an individual or a business. The legal principle derived from a judicial decision. That part of the written opinion of a court in which the law is specifically applied to the facts of the instant controversy. It is relied upon when courts use the case as an established precedent in a subsequent case.

A holding is distinguishable from dicta, which is language in the opinion relating some observation or example that may be illustrative, but which is not part of the court's judgment in the case.

holding

1) n. any ruling or decision of a court. 2) n. any real property to which one has title. 3) n. investment in a business. 4) v. keeping in one's possession.

holding

(Property owned), noun asset, belonging, chattel, domain, effect, estate, exclusive possession, land, landed estate, legal estate, possessio, possession, property, real estate, real property, realty, resource, seisin, share, stake
Associated concepts: holding a lien, holding a position of auuhority, holding company, holding for value, holding in due course, holding office, holding over

holding

(Ruling of a court), noun act of judgment, adjudication, ascertainment, conclusion, conclusion of the matter, considered opinion, decision, decree, decretum, deduction, deliverance, determination, dictate, final judggent, finding, iudicium, judgment, judgment on facts, judicial decision, law, law of the case, maxim, opinion, order, order of the court, outcome, precedent, precept, professional addice, professional decision, pronouncement, pronouncement by a court, recommendation, recorded expression of a forral judgment, report, resolution, result, sentence, sententia, settled decision, settlement by authoritative decision, that which is decided, upshot, verdict, written order
Associated concepts: decision en banc, holding of the court, opinion per curiam
See also: chattel, custody, demesne, domain, dominion, estate, fee, incarceration, interest, land, occupancy, ownership, possession, property, ruling, share, stake, stock, tenancy, tenure, trust
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