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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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Ladrokes: 5-4 Sinndar, 2-1 Holding Court, 9-4 King's Best, 14-1 Ciro, 20-1 Glyndebourne, 66-1 bar.
Statistics give Sinndar the edge over Holding Court.
Sinndar and Holding Court will both be bidding for the one million bonus on offer to any horse who wins either the Derby in France or England and goes on to take the Irish version.
Sinndar and Holding Court are bidding for the $1million bonus on offer to any horse who wins either the Derby in France or England and goes on to take the Irish version.
However, Jarvis said: "We are supplementing Holding Court.
Coming past the Chateau, Holding Court had already established a healthy advantage in the muddy ground.
At Longchamp last month, Holding Court made all to win by three lengths, a victory which led to the colt being supplemented for today's race for pounds 25,000.
Jarvis said: "At this point Holding Court is a definite runner, but Morshdi is more a probable than a certain runner.
It could be the biggest prize in Europe as Sinndar and Holding Court could win over a million pounds including the bonus.
Holding Court won a handicap at Haydock for Jarvis before going on to win the Prix La Force at Longchamp last month.
Holding court in the breezeway was the center's mascot O.
LAST year's Prix du Jockey Club winner Holding Court returned to top form when making all in yesterday's Grand Prix de Deauville Lucien Barriere, writes Desmond Stoneham.