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(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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Another said: "Curtis and Amy have broke up but they were just running down the stairs holding hands and laughing."
Hand holding is a very common thing [sic]," Jackson, 19, wrote on social media, along with photos of her holding hands with female friends, including model Sofia Richie.
Dutch politicians Alexander Pechtold of the D66 party and colleague Wouter Koolmees were the first public figures to show their support, holding hands outside parliament in The Hague on Monday.
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However, the General Instruction also encourages "a common bodily posture" as "a sign of the unity of the members of the Christian community." In this light, holding hands during the Lord's Prayer is an echo of the priest's posture of raising and extending his hands during the prayer.
Maybe it's OK in some places but holding hands can lead to more, especially with teenagers.
Dr Burville's film can be seen on www.youtube.com/bburville To locate the holding hands footage, pause the introductory film and click on "videos".
Everybody was much younger than him and he was not particularly happy standing around holding hands in a circle and being invited to sing a song about giving up drugs.
I SPIED Harry Potter star Rupert Grint, AKA Ron Weasley, holding hands with Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging actress Georgia Groome at The Wheelbarrow pub in Camden on Thursday.
Summary: Doctor Who star Matt Smith has been linked with model Daisy Lowe after the pair were photographed together holding hands.
Next day in the rain the stufferer came A very good man when it counted He asked the old lady how she wanted her dogs He asked, 'Do you want them both mounted?' Old Mary embarrassed as she pictured the sight And still feeling sad and quite rough Said, 'Having them mounted is going too far I think holding hands is enough."
Kepner lost his hands and feet to a bacterial infection when his now 13-year-old daughter was 3; he told the media he looked forward to holding hands with her.