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.