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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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Fintech firms are holding back on applying for bank licenses even after the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said that it would accept applications for banking licenses from online lenders.
Islamabad [Pakistan], August 7 ( ANI ): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) declared the final list of results of the recently-concluded general elections while holding back the victory notification for two constituencies of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan.
For the other half, uncertainty over the UK's exit from the EU was holding back planned investment, although there was also little focus on wanting to improve efficiency, said the report.
New Delhi: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said interest rates are not holding back the economy, and maintained that RBI's move to clean up balance sheets of banks is not aimed at reducing the risk-taking appetite of company owners.
Sources in the office of the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi said one reason behind holding back the funds could also be politically motivated.
The report found the bottom 10 banks were holding back 44 percent of the insurance claims they received compared with an industry-wide average of 17 percent.
Students say that although their school fees are covered by the government loans, the school claims that the money is insufficient and they are holding back loan refunds which belong to them.
We plead with those who are against a pub on the hill that they are holding back on the wishes of disabled visitors and the community who enjoyed going to the hotel on Castle Hill.
Summary: Ricky Gervais will not be holding back when he hosts this Sunday's Golden Globes in Beverly Hills.
India-based Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (500312.BY) is holding back USD500m of payments to India-based Cairn India Ltd (532792.BY), a subsidiary of Cairn Energy PLC (CNE.LN), the Economic Times has reported, citing a senior ONGC official.
So, there'll be no holding back when it comes to it then?
IRELAND defence coach Les Kiss is braced for an all-out attacking approach from Wales on Saturday, claiming: "I cannot see them holding back."