1. holding company a company with controlling shares in other companies
  2. commitment the act of binding yourself to a course of action
  3. building department the division of a business responsible for building and maintaining the physical plant
  4. smoking compartment a passenger car for passengers who wish to smoke
  5. holding pattern a state of inaction with no progress and no change
  6. dining compartment a passenger car where food is served in transit
  7. passing comment an incidental remark
  8. housing commissioner a commissioner in charge of public housing
  9. indictment an accusation of wrongdoing
  10. ring containment a strategy of defense in cases of bioterrorism
  11. bidding contest a series of competing bids
  12. living accommodations structures collectively in which people are housed
  13. holding device a device for holding something
  14. standing committee a permanent committee
  15. bill of indictment a formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense
  16. recording equipment equipment for making records
  17. sleeping accommodation a room used primarily for sleeping
  18. holding pen a pen where livestock is temporarily confined
  19. reading assignment the reading of a passage assigned by the teacher
  20. building complex a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures