, n. 1. The act or state of sustaining, grasping, or retaining.
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2. A tenure; a farm or other estate held of another.
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3. That which holds, binds, or influences. Burke.
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4. The burden or chorus of a song. [Obs.] Shak.
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Holding note (Mus.), a note sustained in one part, while the other parts move.
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