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hold,

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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On getting hold of the notes and gold he recovered his jaunty bearing, it being well known that with certain natures the presence of money (even stolen) in the pocket, acts as a tonic, or at least as a stimulant.
His elbow on the desk, his thin legs crossed, and nursing his cheek in the palm of his meagre hand, the Assistant Commissioner in charge of the Special Crimes branch was getting hold of the case with growing interest.
At their last meeting Svidrigailov informed Raskolnikov that he had made an arrangement, and a very satisfactory one, for Katerina Ivanovna's children; that he had, through certain connections, succeeded in getting hold of certain personages by whose help the three orphans could be at once placed in very suitable institutions; that the money he had settled on them had been of great assistance, as it is much easier to place orphans with some property than destitute ones.
Residents, after getting hold of one of the robbers, gave him a beating following which he succumbed to his injuries in the hospital, while the other died in a shoot-out.
IN many parts of America, getting hold of a gun is as straightforward as buying a loaf of bread.
It had all the hallmarks of Simon Cowell getting hold of her phone during a boring moment at X Factor auditions rather than a rare moment of celebrity honesty.
If your general supply is higher, the chances of a terrorist getting hold of them are also higher.
Mr Huntington added: "It is particularly worrying that people are getting hold of poisons that are banned in the UK.
Getting hold of Glass however will set you back PS1,000.
Reader Freya Fluharty said families were using black bin bags for food waste, despite Cardiff city Council's insistence there was "no excuse" to do so, because of the difficulty getting hold of food bags.
His biggest problem is getting hold of sidekick, Mrs Biggs star Sheridan Smith.
Summary: LONDON - British consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser is to withdraw its Suboxone heroin treatment tablets in favour of a film version in the United States over the next six months due to the higher risk of children getting hold of the tablets.