a person who has received a negotiable instrument in good faith and without notice that it is overdue, that there is any prior claim, or that there is a defect in the title of the person who negotiated it.
[hœl-duh r-leen] /ˈhœl dərˌlin/ noun 1. Johann Christian Friedrich [yoh-hahn kris-tee-ahn free-drikh] /ˈyoʊ hɑn ˈkrɪs tiˌɑn ˈfri drɪx/ (Show IPA), 1770–1843, German poet. /German ˈhœldərliːn/ noun 1. Friedrich (ˈfriːdrɪç). 1770–1843, German lyric poet, whose works include the poems Menon’s Lament for Diotima and Bread and Wine and the novel Hyperion (1797–99)
- Hold everything
sentence Stop what you are doing; let’s stop right now: Hold everything, here’s new evidence! (1924+) Also, hold it. Stop, wait. These expressions are usually used in the imperative, as in Hold everything, we can’t unload the truck yet, or Hold it, you’ve gone far enough. [ First half of 1900s ]
[hohld-fast, -fahst] /ˈhoʊldˌfæst, -ˌfɑst/ noun 1. something used to hold or secure a thing in place; a catch, hook, clamp, etc. 2. Botany, Mycology. any of several rootlike or suckerlike organs or parts serving for attachment. /ˈhəʊldˌfɑːst/ noun 1. 2. any device used to secure an object, such as a hook, clamp, etc 3. the […]
- Hold good
Also, hold true. Be valid, apply. For example, Does that version of events still hold good? or The account he gave ten years ago holds true today. Shakespeare used these terms frequently. [ c. 1300 ]