Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 781. Retention.
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD · INDEX GUIDE
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section IV. Possessive Relations
1. Property in general
 
781. Retention.
 
  
NOUN:RETENTION; retaining &c. v.; keep [archaic], detention, custody; tenacity, firm hold, grasp, gripe, grip, iron grip; bond (vinculum) [See Vinculum].
  CLUTCHES, tongs, forceps, tenaculum, pincers, nippers, pliers, vise, hook.
  fangs, teeth, claws, talons, nail, unguis, tentacle.
  paw, hand, finger, wrist, fist, nieve or nief [archaic or dial.].
  CAPTIVE [See Prisoner]; bird in hand.
  
VERB:RETAIN, keep; hold, - fast, - tight, - one’s own, - one’s ground; clinch, clench, clutch, grasp, gripe, hug, have a firm hold of.
  SECURE, withhold, detain; hold -, keep- back; keep close; husband (store) [See Store]; reserve; have -, keep- in stock (possess) [See Possession]; entail, tie up, settle.
  
ADJECTIVE:RETENTIVE, tenacious; retaining &c. v.
  UNFORFEITED, undeprived, undisposed, uncommunicated.
  INCOMMUNICABLE, inalienable; in mortmain; in strict settlement.
  
QUOTATION:Uti possidetis.

CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD · INDEX GUIDE

  PREVIOUS NEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors