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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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After assisting the Kurdistan Democratic Party in capturing Irbil, Iraq pulled back most of its military forces under American pressure, and it is Barzani's forces, not Saddam's, that hold sway in that regional capital.
NNA - Damascus said on Wednesday it was ready to cooperate with Iraq "to face terrorism represented by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria organization (ISIS)," which is fighting in both countries, and which managed during the last hours to hold sway of Nineveh province and other regions.
Who are these idiots that hold sway on such decisions?
The result of the next election is wide open and a Labour Party standing up for the underdog and against powerful vested interests which usually hold sway is what is needed and has my complete support.
Besides, the BJP has not attached much importance to either states, as the regional parties hold sway over the voters.
where federal regulators hold sway, in Brazil, states or municipalities are free to interpret the law as see fit.