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From un- +‎ forholden, from Middle English forholden (to detain, retain), from Old English forhealdan (to forsake, fall away from, rebel against, let go, defile, pollute, withhold, misuse, abuse). More at forhold.


unforholden (comparative mair unforholden, superlative maist unforholden)

  1. Not detained; uncancelled; not suspended.
    • 1666, Culross:
      [...] and ordains the governours of the west quarter to begin, the northe next, and the east quarter last, and swa to continew ilk persone their tour about during the tyme that the said watching sall happen to remayne unforholden.