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holder

[hohl-der] /ˈhoʊl dər/
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
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English haldere. See hold1, -er1
Related forms
holdership, noun
preholder, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for holder ship

holder

/ˈhəʊldə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that holds
2.
  1. a person, such as an owner, who has possession or control of something
  2. (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
Derived Forms
holdership, noun
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Word Origin and History for holder ship

holder

n.

c.1400, "tenant, occupier," agent noun from hold (v.). Meaning "device for holding something" is attested from 1833.

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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