Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Giving and retaining in one’s possession gives nothing.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    One who gives and yet retains does not give effectually. Tray. Lat Max. 129. Or, one who gives, yet retains, [possession,] gives nothing.