Meaning of HOLDING in English


[] n (15c) 1 a: land held esp. by a vassal or tenant b: property (as land or securities) owned--usu. used in pl.

2: a ruling of a court esp. on an issue of law raised in a case--compare dictum

3: something that holds

[2]holding adj (1568) 1: having the effect of holding back or delaying something "the [war] represented a ~ action against the spread of world Communism --Sidney Offit"

2: intended for usu. temporary storage or retention "a ~ tank"

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