Example sentences of "[noun] [vb mod] [be] hold to [be] " in BNC.

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1 Although a court will generally strive to resolve uncertainties and ambiguities so as to give effect to a commercial contract wherever possible ( especially where the agreement is already partly executed ) , uncertainty or ambiguity may lead a court to conclude that the term is too uncertain to be enforceable , and in extreme cases the whole contract may be held to be void .
2 Distinctions between errors within and errors going to jurisdiction should be discarded ; any error of law should be held to be jurisdictional if the case depended upon it .
3 This is put forward as an alternative basis on which the transfer should be held to be void .
4 The critical question , the answer to which underlies any statement concerning jurisdictional limits , is whose relative opinion on which matters should be held to be authoritative ?
5 A ‘ steersman ’ in a towed vehicle will be held to be ‘ driving ’ if the extent and degree of control could be said to correctly describe ‘ driving ’ ( R v MacDonagh , [ 1974 ] RTR 372 and McQuaid v Anderton , [ 1980 ] 3 All ER 540 ) .
6 In the ultimate resort also , the association of a constituency must be held to be the proper exponent of its wishes . "
7 The effect of this decision is to reverse the trend that was evident from the preceding cases in which there had been a gradual tendency to expand the range of third parties to whom accountants might be held to be liable as a result of errors in financial statements .
8 While people may be held to be responsible for an action they may not always be asked to account for it .
9 The theological justification behind such an approach ( not that I had necessarily thought this out at the time when I was a member of the church ) must surely be that God 's will must be held to be one with what is good , and therefore what Christianity proclaims can not differ from human ethical goods .
10 The first is the large difference between the cost of providing some services and the amount of benefit which under the Bill would be held to be received .
11 Does the case suggest that the worse the plight of the promisor ( for example , the bigger the penalty clause ) the greater the benefit to him and the more likely it is that performance of the contract will be held to be consideration ?
12 In my opinion , a document should be held to be void ( as opposed to voidable ) only when the element of consent to it is totally lacking , that is , more concretely , when the transaction which the document purports to effect is essentially different in substance or in kind from the transaction intended .
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