Definitions of holding
  1. noun
    the act of retaining something
    synonyms: keeping, retention
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    the act of holding back or keeping within your possession or control
    the act of storing something
    preservation and methodical arrangement as of documents and papers etc.
    type of:
    ownership, possession
    the act of having and controlling property
  2. noun
    something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone
    synonyms: belongings, property
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    material possession, tangible possession
    property or belongings that are tangible
    worldly belongings, worldly goods, worldly possessions
    all the property that someone possess
    ratables, rateables
    property that provides tax income for local governments
    any property (real or personal or mixed) that can be inherited
    intellectual property
    intangible property that is the result of creativity (such as patents or trademarks or copyrights)
    community property
    property and income belonging jointly to a married couple
    personal estate, personal property, personalty, private property
    movable property (as distinguished from real estate)
    any movable possession (especially articles of clothing)
    immovable, real estate, real property, realty
    property consisting of houses and land
    property held in common
    a holding in the form of land
    property or goods saved from damage or destruction
    a holding in the form of shares of corporations
    church property, spirituality, spiritualty
    property or income owned by a church
    lease, letting, rental
    property that is leased or rented out or let
    an item of property that is given in part payment for a new one
    public property
    property owned by a government
    property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an exchange value
    everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities
    (law) any property that is considered by law or custom as inseparable from an inheritance is inherited with that inheritance
    stockholding, stockholdings
    a specific number of stocks or shares owned
    something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)
    a valuable item that someone owns
    chattel, movable, personal chattel
    personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc)
    effects, personal effects
    property of a personal character that is portable but not used in business
    acres, demesne, estate, land, landed estate
    extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use
    temporality, temporalty
    the worldly possessions of a church
    benefice, ecclesiastical benefice
    an endowed church office giving income to its holder
    car rental, hire car, rent-a-car, self-drive, u-drive, you-drive
    a rented car
    sublease, sublet
    a lease from one lessee to another
    the land on which real estate is located
    dead hand, mortmain
    real property held inalienably (as by an ecclesiastical corporation)
    wealth reckoned in terms of money
    clobber, stuff
    informal terms for personal possessions
    gross estate
    the total valuation of the estate's assets at the time of the person's death
    net estate
    the estate remaining after debts and funeral expenses and administrative expenses have been deducted from the gross estate; the estate then left to be distributed (and subject to federal and state inheritance taxes)
    estate for life, life estate
    (law) an estate whose duration is limited to the life of the person holding it
    jointure, legal jointure
    (law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage settlement in lieu of a dower
    active trust
    a trust in which the trustee must perform certain duties
    blind trust
    a trust that enables a person to avoid possible conflict of interest by transferring assets to a fiduciary; the person establishing the trust gives up the right to information about the assets
    passive trust
    a trust in which the trustee performs no active duties
    charitable trust, public trust
    a trust created for charitable or religious or educational or scientific purposes
    Clifford trust, grantor trust
    a trust established to shift the income to someone who is taxed at a lower rate than the grantor for a period of 10 years or more
    implied trust
    a trust inferred by operation of law
    direct trust, express trust
    a trust created by the free and deliberate act of the parties involved (usually on the basis of written documentation)
    discretionary trust
    a trust that gives the trustee discretion to pay the beneficiary as much of the trust income as the trustee believes appropriate
    inter vivos trust, living trust
    a trust created and operating during the grantor's lifetime
    spendthrift trust
    a trust created to maintain a beneficiary but to be secure against the beneficiary's improvidence
    testamentary trust
    a trust that is created under a will and that becomes active after the grantor dies
    Totten trust, savings account trust, savings bank trust, trust account, trustee account
    a savings account deposited by someone who makes themselves the trustee for a beneficiary and who controls it during their lifetime; afterward the balance is payable to the previously named beneficiary
    voting trust
    an agreement whereby persons owning stock with voting powers retain ownership while transferring the voting rights to the trustees
    type of:
    anything owned or possessed
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