hold order [English]
- See: legal hold
- SAA Glossary 2005 (†241 ): n. ~ A communication directing the halt of scheduled destruction of any records that are potentially relevant to litigation, investigation, or audit. ¶ Notes: Records subject to a hold order are said to be frozen. Records are typically frozen if they are potentially relevant to impending or current litigation, regardless of whether a hold order or subpoena has been issued.