- a person who holds or possesses; specif.,
- one who is legally entitled to payment of a bill, note, or check
- a tenant
- a possessor
- a device for holding something
See holder in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- One that holds, as:
a. One that possesses something; an owner: the holder of extensive farmland; the holder of oil fields.
b. One, especially a tenant, that occupies or controls something: The current holder of the apartment.
c. Law One that legally possesses and is entitled to the payment of a check, bill, or promissory note.
- A device for holding: a towel holder.
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