hold


hold
hold vt held, hold·ing
1 a: to have lawful possession or ownership of
held the property as tenants in common
the band hold s the title to the car
b: to have as a privilege or position of responsibility
hold ing a retail liquor license
the judges...shall hold their offices during good behaviorU.S. Constitution art. III
2: to restrain the liberty of; specif: to keep in custody
the defendant will be held without bail
3: to cause to be conducted
will hold a hearing on the matter
4: to rule as the holding of a case
the court held that such conduct violated the statute compare decide, find

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

hold
I (decide) verb abjudge, abjudicate, ascertain, come to a conclusion, conclude, decide legally, decree, determine, find, fix, judge, make a decision, pass judgment, propound, resolve, rule, settle II (possess) verb assume authority, assume command, be accorded, be heir to, be in possession of, be master of, be offered, be possessed of, be proffered, be vouchsafed, bear the responsibility of, care for, cling to, collect, command, conserve, control, devolve upon, direct, dominate, 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, recover, retain, save, secure, set apart, set aside, take authority, take command, take over, tenere, wield restraint over associated concepts: adverse holding, hold in due course, hostile holding III index accommodate, adjudge, advantage, apprehend (arrest), arrest (apprehend), arrest (stop), chamber (compartment), claim (maintain), comprise, conclude (decide), confine, consist, constrain (imprison), contain (comprise), contend (maintain), decide, deem, delay, depository, desist, detain (hold in custody), determine, dominance, dominion (supreme authority), embrace (encircle), encompass (include), find (determine), grapple, halt, handcuff, immerse (engross), immure, include, influence, judge, keep (restrain), keep (shelter), lock, moratorium, obtain, occupy (take possession), opine, own, possess, power, primacy, remain (occupy), remain (stay), reserve, restrain, retain (keep in possession), retention, rule (decide), save (conserve), seisin, sentence, stay (halt), stop, store, suspect (think), withhold

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Hold — (h[=o]ld), n. 1. The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp; clasp; grip; possession; often used with the verbs take and lay. [1913 Webster] Ne have I not twelve pence within… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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