V. WORDS RELATING TO THE VOLUNTARY POWERS; INTERSOCIAL VOLITION

IV. POSSESSIVE RELATIONS

1. Property in general
Retention.

[Antonyms: relinquishment, loss.]

[Nouns] retention; retaining; keep, detention, custody; tenacity, firm hold, grasp, gripe, grip, iron grip.

fangs, teeth, claws, talons, nail, unguis, hook, tentacle, tenaculum; bond (vinculum) [more].

clutches, tongs, forceps, pincers, nippers, pliers, vice.

paw, hand, finger, wrist, fist, neaf, neif.

bird in hand; captive[more].

[Verbs] retain, keep; hold fast one's own, hold tight one's own, hold fast one's ground, hold tight one's ground; clinch, clench, clutch, grasp, gripe, hug, have a firm hold of.

secure, withhold, detain; hold back, keep back; keep close; husband (store) [more]; reserve; have in stock, keep in stock (possess) [more]; entail, tie up, settle.

[Adjectives] retaining; retentive, tenacious.

unforfeited, undeprived, undisposed, uncommunicated.

incommunicable, inalienable; in mortmain; in strict settlement.

[Phrases] uti possidetis.

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