holder

noun hold·er \ ˈhōl-dər \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of holder

1 : a person that holds: such as
a (1) : owner
(2) : tenant
b : a person in possession of and legally entitled to receive payment of a bill, note, or check
2 : a device that holds
  • a cigarette holder

Examples of holder in a Sentence

  1. She is the holder of an honorary degree.

  2. the holder of a world record

Recent Examples of holder from the Web

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First Known Use of holder

14th century

holder Synonyms



HOLDER Defined for English Language Learners

holder

noun

Definition of holder for English Language Learners

  • : a person who holds or owns something

  • : a device that holds something


Law Dictionary

holder

noun hold·er

legal Definition of holder

1 : a person that holds: as
a : owner
  • the holder of a patent
often used in combination
  • a stockholder
b : one that holds or occupies the property of another by agreement and especially under a lease
2 a : a person who under the Uniform Commercial Code is in possession of a negotiable instrument that names and is made payable to the possessor or that is payable to bearer
b : a person under the Uniform Commercial Code in possession of goods named in a document of title if the goods are deliverable to bearer or to the order of the possessor
3 in the civil law of Louisiana : an individual (as a trustee or debtor) or legal or commercial entity that under the Civil Code's provisions for disposition of unclaimed property is in possession of property belonging to another


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