AskDefine | Define holding

Dictionary Definition

holding adj : designed for (usually temporary) retention; "a holding pen"; "a retaining wall" [syn: retaining]

Noun

1 the act of keeping in your possession [syn: retention, keeping]
2 something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property"; [syn: property, belongings, material possession]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. Something that one owns, especially stocks and bonds.

Translations

Verb

holding
  1. present participle of hold

Extensive Definition

The holding is a court's determination of a matter of law based on the issue presented in the particular case. In other words: under this law, with these facts, this result. See Ratio decidendi.

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