Held Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Held.

Held (verb)

  1. The way a judge or court has ruled or decided in relation to a certain issue, case, or argument.

Example: The court held that the evidence was not sufficient for a conviction.

  1. Used to formally state or present an opinion or conclusion in a discussion or argument.

Example: It is generally held that stealing is wrong.