something that holds or secures: a pencil holder.
a person who has the ownership, possession, or use of something; owner; tenant.
Law. a person who has the legal right to enforce a negotiable instrument.
- hold·er·ship, noun
- pre·hold·er, noun
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How to use holder in a sentence
If the 60-day period ended on or after April 1 of last year, account holders had until the July 15 tax deadline to replace the money without incurring taxes or the 10 percent penalty.
On Thursday, several members of the immigrant advocacy group CASA demonstrated outside of the State House to urge the House of Delegates to include tax-paying undocumented immigrants and green-card holders in the bill.Maryland House Democrats push to expand eligibility for covid relief | Ovetta Wiggins, Erin Cox | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
So you may want to follow Instagram accounts with items similar to yours and message the account holder.Replacing pieces of flatware or china can be a challenge. Here’s how to track them down. | Laura Daily | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Use a single-edge blade, secured in a holder if you have one.How can I get the brown crud off my oven’s glass door? | Jeanne Huber | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
He turned out to be no mere place holder, relegated to just “do no harm.”Chad Henne is in the pantheon of NFL backup QB heroes, whether he gets another shot or not | Cindy Boren | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
“They are hypocritical on this very issue,” Shearer said about Obama, Attorney General Eric holder and other public officials.
Make the chore a lot more fun with a super cute toothbrush holder.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Blue Ivy in Your Life | Allison McNearney | November 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And Sharpton, Jackson, holder, and yes, Obama, too, are shamefully silent.As Michael Brown Grand Jury Winds Down, Is Ferguson on the Brink of War? | Ron Christie | November 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
According to numerous reports, the departing attorney general, Eric holder, agreed.For Next AG, Obama Picks a Quiet Fighter With a Heavy Punch | Michael Daly | November 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the President could easily reposition it as a friendly “pro-gun rights” gesture by outgoing Attorney General Eric holder.
Consequently, should the bank refuse to pay, the holder has no cause of action against the bank.
Suppose the holder says he is willing to give up the check and take the amount in the bank?
If the holder has been free from wrong in presenting the check, the bank cannot look to him, but to the drawer for repayment.
Suppose a bank should pay more than the amount on deposit through no fraud of the holder, from whom can it recover the amount?
The holder of a check should demand payment within a reasonable time after he has received it.
British Dictionary definitions for holder
a person or thing that holds
a person, such as an owner, who has possession or control of something
(in combination): householder
law a person who has possession of a bill of exchange, cheque, or promissory note that he is legally entitled to enforce
- holdership, noun
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