holding
hold·ing 1 n
1: a ruling of a court upon an issue of law raised in a case: the pronouncement of law supported by the reasoning in a court's opinion compare decision, dictum, disposition, finding, judgment, opinion, ruling, verdict
2: any property that is owned or possessed
— usu. used in pl.
an increase in the company's holding s
holding 2 adj: intended for temporary custody or detention
a holding facility
a holding cell

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

holding
I (property owned) noun asset, belonging, chattel, domain, effect, estate, exclusive possession, interest, land, landed estate, legal estate, possessio, possession, property, real estate, real property, realty, resource, seisin, share, stake associated concepts: holding a lien, holding a position of authority, holding company, holding for value, holding in due course, holding office, holding over II (ruling of a court) noun act of judgment, action, adjudication, ascertainment, conclusion, conclusion of the matter, considered opinion, decision, decree, decretum, deduction, deliverance, determination, dictate, final judgment, finding, iudicium, judgment, judgment on facts, judicial decision, law, law of the case, maxim, opinion, order, order of the court, outcome, precedent, precept, professional advice, professional decision, pronouncement, pronouncement by a court, recommendation, recorded expression of a formal judgment, report, resolution, result, sentence, sententia, settled decision, settlement by authoritative decision, that which is decided, upshot, verdict, written order associated concepts: decision en banc, holding of the court, opinion per curiam III index chattel, custody (incarceration), demesne, domain (land owned), dominion (absolute ownership), fee (estate), interest (ownership), occupancy, ownership, possession (property), property (land), ruling, share (stock), stake (interest), tenancy, tenure, trust (custody)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


holding
n.
(1) A court’s ruling on an issue presented at trial; a legal principle produced by a court in deciding a case.
(2) Property or stocks owned by someone.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


holding
1) Any ruling or decision of a court.
2) Any real property to which one has title.
3) Investment in a business.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Business Accounting, Bookkeeping & Finances
Category: Business Cash Flow Problems & Bankruptcy
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Business Tax & Deductions
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Buying or Selling a Business
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Taxes → Tax Audits
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Homeowners
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


holding
n. The decision of a court or judge; the reasoning underlying such a decision.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


holding
A comprehensive term applied to the property, whether real, personal, or both, owned by an individual or a business. The legal principle derived from a judicial decision. That part of the written opinion of a court in which the law is specifically applied to the facts of the instant controversy. It is relied upon when courts use the case as an established precedent in a subsequent case.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


holding
A comprehensive term applied to the property, whether real, personal, or both, owned by an individual or a business. The legal principle derived from a judicial decision. That part of the written opinion of a court in which the law is specifically applied to the facts of the instant controversy. It is relied upon when courts use the case as an established precedent in a subsequent case.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

holding
   1) n. any ruling or decision of a court.
   2) n. any real property to which one has title.
   3) n. investment in a business.
   4) v. keeping in one's possession.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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