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uphold

verb
     
Related topics: Law
up‧hold past tense and past participle upheld [transitive]
1 to defend or support a law, system, or principle so that it continues to exist:
a committee that aims to uphold educational standards
2SCLSCL if a court upholds a decision made by another court, it states that the decision was correct:
The conviction was upheld by the Court of Appeal.
upholder noun [countable]

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