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

    The land one holds; a tenure.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In English law. A piece of land held under a lease or similar tenancy for agricultural, pastoral or similar purposes. In Scotch law. The tenure or nature of the right given by the superior to the vassal. Bell.
    —Holding over. See Hold, v.
    —Holding up the hand. In criminni practice. A formality observed in the arraignment of prisoners. Held to be not absolutely necessary. 1 W. Bl.