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hold

(Decide), verb abjudge, abjudicate, ascertain, come to a conclusion, conclude, decide legally, decree, find, fix, judge, make a decision, pass judgment, propound, resolve, rule, settle

hold

(Possess), verb assume authority, assume command, be accorded, be heir to, be in possession of, be masser of, be offered, be possessed of, be proffered, be vouchhafed, bear the responsibility of, care for, cling to, collect, command, conserve, control, devolve upon, direct, exercise direction over, fill a post, gather, get control, get possession of, grasp, habere, have, have a firm grip on, have a title to, have absolute disposal of, have as property, have by inheritance, have by tenure, have claim upon, have in hand, have in one's possession, have inherited, have rights to, have the care of, have the charge of, have the direction of, have title to, have under control, hold fast, hold in one's grasp, impropriate, inherit, keep, keep as one's own, keep for, keep in hand, keep in readiness, keep in reserve, keep on, keep prepared, lay aside, lay away, not dispose of, not part with, occupy, own, possidere, preserve, receive, retain, save, secure, set apart, set aside, take authorrty, take command, take over, tenere, wield restraint over
Associated concepts: adverse holding, hold in due course, hostile holding
See also: accommodate, adjudge, advantage, apprehend, arrest, chamber, claim, comprise, conclude, confine, conserve, consist, constrain, contain, contend, decide, deem, delay, depository, desist, detain, determine, dominance, dominion, embrace, encompass, engross, find, grapple, halt, handcuff, immerse, immure, imprison, include, influence, judge, keep, lock, maintain, moratorium, obtain, occupy, opine, own, possess, power, primacy, remain, reserve, restrain, retain, retention, rule, save, seisin, sentence, shelter, stay, stop, store, suspect, think, withhold

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.

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Coral report continued support for French Derby hero Holding Court who has been shortened to 5-2 from 11-4 for the race.
PBut Brian Meehan's decision to add Holding Court to the line-up is more of a surprise, as the Listed Zetland Stakes had been mentioned as the colt's likely target after his six-length win at Haydock Park last Wednesday.
CLASSIC winner Holding Court is set to leave trainer Michael Jarvis to
Against Sinndar in the red corner is Holding Court, trained by Michael Jarvis whose talent remains, inexplicably, one of racing's longest-kept secrets.
It was very soft ground at Chantilly four weeks ago when Holding Court turned the French Derby into a procession, beating Lord Flasheart by a staggering six lengths.
Holding Court (100-30), was supplemented for the race at a cost of IRpounds 85,000 yesterday.
Mutamam gamely took up the baton from leader Holding Court running downhill and dug deep to repel Little Rock by a length and a half.
Last year's Prix du Jockey-Club winner, Holding Court, is more likely to run in the Hardwicke than the Prince of Wales's Stakes two days earlier.
ARCADIA - Bob Baffert, holding court in the Santa Anita winner's circle Sunday, turned philosophical for a moment.
Aidan O'Brien also has four engaged, headed by dual Group 1 winner Ciro, a disappointing sixth behind Holding Court in the recent French Derby.
Holding Court, last year's French Derby winner, was yesterday left among the possibles for the Prince of Wales's Stakes on Wednesday, but is more likely to wait for the Hardwicke Stakes two days later.
IT'S D-Day for Michael Jarvis, trainer of French derby winner Holding Court.