hold vt held, hold·ing1 a: to have lawful possession or ownership ofheld the property as tenants in commonthe band hold s the title to the carb: to have as a privilege or position of responsibilityhold ing a retail liquor licensethe judges...shall hold their offices during good behavior — U.S. Constitution art. III2: to restrain the liberty of; specif: to keep in custodythe defendant will be held without bail3: to cause to be conductedwill hold a hearing on the matter4: to rule as the holding of a case
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
abjudge, abjudicate, ascertain, come to a conclusion, conclude, decide legally, decree, determine, find, fix, judge, make a decision, pass judgment, propound, resolve, rule, settle
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
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. William C. Burton. 2006