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v to possess by reason of a lawful title.
hold harmless clause,
n a contract provision in which one party to the contract promises to be responsible for liability incurred by the other party. Hold harmless clauses frequently appear in the following contexts: (1) Contracts between dental benefits organizations and an individual dental professional often contain a promise by the dental professional to reimburse the dental benefits organization for any liability the organization incurs because of dental treatment provided to beneficiaries of the organization's dental benefits plan. This may include a promise to pay the dental benefits organization's attorney fees and related costs. (2) Contracts between dental benefits organizations and a group plan sponsor may include a promise by the dental benefits organization to assume responsibility for disputes between a beneficiary of the group plan and an individual dental professional when the dental professional's charge exceeds the amount the organization pays for the service on behalf of the beneficiary. If the dental professional takes action against the patient to recover the difference between the amount billed by the dental professional and the amount paid by the organization, the dental benefits organization will take over the defense of the claim and will pay any judgments and court costs.
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Byrne roared back though to retake first and held off his opponent.
The Liberal Democrats held off a late Ukip surge to win the Eastleigh by-election, but David Cameron was dealt a serious blow as the Conservatives were pushed into third place.
Wet weather had red flagged the preceding Moto2 race but held off with Stoner, left, passing pole sitter Lorenzo.
Summary: DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Cirrus Des Aigles held off a late challenge from his main rival St Nicholas Abbey to win the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic on Saturday.
He scored two tries as Hull held off a spirited second-half Harlequins revival.
1-second leadoff split from Bob Hwang, Valencia -- with Bryan Kitchener, Stephen Haw and Jaryd Borja swimming the final three legs -- held off a strong challenge from Hart's Konrad Antoniuk to capture the 400 free relay by a 3:18.
STUART Wearmouth held off a strong field to claim victory in the latest round of the TLI North East Cyclo-Cross Series at Brampton, Cumbria.
The Frenchman was part of an early four-man breakaway and held off his rivals in a sprint for the line to triumph in the 208km stage from Saint-Malo to Nantes.
STOKE held off a stirring second-half fightback from Southampton to keep their Coca-Cola Championship promotion bid on track at the Britannia Stadium.
I held off and held off, but I've found the right one now.