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Habendum

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Habendum hȧ*bĕn"dŭm (Law) That part of a deed which follows the part called the premises, and determines the extent of the interest or estate granted; -- so called because it begins with the word Habendum.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n habendum In law, that clause of a deed (commencing with the words “to have and to hold”) which was devised and originally used to define and determine the estate or interest granted by the deed. It still has that effect if the granting part of the deed fails to do this, but it is not now allowed effect so far as it may be repugnant to the granting part.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Habendum the clause in a deed beginning 'habendum et tenendum' ('to have and to hold'), which determines the interest or estate granted by the deed.
    • n Habendum the clause in a deed beginning 'habendum et tenendum' ('to have and to hold'), which determines the interest or estate granted by the deed
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., that must be had
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., lit. 'have the body,' from L. habēre, to have, and corpus, the body.