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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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This holds true, roughly, if prices are set by free markets of many buyers and many sellers.
One simple tenet holds true in any occupation: If employees are not involved, they will likely resist change.
Moderation is usually a good watchword, and new research suggests that this holds true for people worried about fat.
Since the evening is for many people the only feasible time to run or weight train, this is an important finding, and holds true across nearly all existing studies.
As far as we can see, our November advice to Catholic parishes and dioceses to go elsewhere for their banking needs still holds true.
Since the tales of Chipeta are somewhat mixed with legend, the reader must check this historical account against others, but the overall picture of this tribe and the devastation faced at the hands of white Americans holds true. There are some pictures of Chipeta and her husband, but no maps of the lands they lost or the reservations they were moved and removed to, nor any index to relocate material.
The same holds true for a pitcher when he or she is suddenly confronted with a left-handed hitter.
If local independence holds true then the related assumption of unidimensionality will also hold true in that all items are measuring only one latent variable or dimension (Lord, 1980; Hambleton, Swaminathan, & Rogers, 1991)." It seems that Pope and Harley simply copied these statements verbatim from textbooks without actually understanding what they put down.
The old adage "what's goes around comes around" certainly holds true for tax legislation.
When it comes to Internet businesses, the old adage holds true: "If it looks too good to be true, it probably is." E-mail messages inviting you to spend money to work from home are no different than their offline predecessors.