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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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He held down the light, and the marks of muddy boots were very visible in the corner.
I have been always tyrannically held down by the strong hand.
Jeremiah held up his light and looked at the blackened ceiling, held down his light and looked at the damp stone floor, turned round with his light and looked about at the spotted and blotched walls.
When police arrived, Simmons was taken to the ground and held down by security workers, and an officer was able to get him into handcuffs after a struggle, police said.
Another insurer cut individual product commissions early this year, and that held down the rate of growth in product premiums.
Summary: The Fed puts a timeline on its quantitative easing and the BoE warns interest rates could be held down well beyond the first half of 2010.
The 73-year-old was held down by two of the thugs while the other two gang members ransacked her home during the aggravated burglary.
He was held down by two male officers and a female colleague using the Home Office-approved seated double embrace restraint.
Brian Zarate, the Harper triplets and Block held down the strictly core values though.