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holder

[hohl-der]
noun
1.
something that holds or secures: a pencil holder.
2.
a person who has the ownership, possession, or use of something; owner; tenant.
3.
Law. a person who has the legal right to enforce a negotiable instrument.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English haldere. See hold1, -er1

holdership, noun
preholder, noun
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holder (ˈhəʊldə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that holds
2.  a.  a person, such as an owner, who has possession or control of something
 b.  (in combination): householder
3.  law a person who has possession of a bill of exchange, cheque, or promissory note that he is legally entitled to enforce
 
'holdership
 
n

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