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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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Unfortunately, many pianists labor under the erroneous assumption that legato depends on physical connections between notes, for example, "holding down one note until the next one plays." In practice, this view often leads to holding down one note while the next one plays.
So while there is not one universal system for holding down material, today's CNC routers offer flexible tables where you can choose the optimal method to fixture your parts.
For companies holding down their inventory costs through favorable purchasing and labor costs, simplified LIFO may be especially beneficial.
It's interesting that students are spending less on their social lives, and that more are holding down part-time jobs.
The data have also indicated that more rapid advances in productivity have been raising that potential growth rate as well as containing costs and holding down underlying price pressures.
Challenging the old adage "It's a man's world's women are forging ahead on the entrepreneurial battlefield while holding down the fort at home.
"The group that would be hurt by such a proposal are the office buildings," he said, "so we are watching that and while we would like to see the help to Class II, I don't know why you have to help the Class I's," he added, referring to the preferential treatment they have been given over the last 14 years in holding down taxes.
One set of symptoms involves psychotic features, such as hallucinations and delusions; the other consists of signs of pervasive problems in dealing with others and holding down a job.
The whole time we're holding down the bowl, skating, with hell circulating like we're in the eye of the storm.
#A NEW suvey has shown that a significant percentage of Scots are running a small business from home and holding down a full-time job at the same time.
When the tabs are contiguous--that is, lined up next to each other--you can group them by clicking on the first tab and then, while holding down the Shift key, clicking on the last tab.