Definitions

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  • n. The part of a deed that formally defines the extent of ownership or tenancy granted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.

Etymologies

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From Latin, present participle of habeo ("have", "own", "possess")

Examples

  • V. habeat, quo virum probatissimum, et singulari qu鄊 plurimarum virtutum laude ornatum habendum esse, boni principes censent.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • German text and flourishes at the top, and those broad, horizontal lines of recital, ‘habendum,’ and so forth — marshalled like an army in procession behind his march of triumph into Five Oaks, to take the place of its deposed prince?

    Wylder's Hand

  • * Adeo summa justitiae regula est Dei voluntas, ut quicquid vult, eo ipso quod vult, justum habendum sit.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • [38] "Adeo summa justitiae regula est Dei voluntas, ut quicquid vult, eo ipso quod vult, justum habendum sit."

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • -- Quæstioni fidem non semper, nec tamen nunquam habendum, constitutionibus declaratur; etenim res est fragilis, et periculosa, et quæ veritatem fallat.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 379, May, 1847

  • * Scripturas sanctas non ad legendum tantum, sed et ad habendum tribuebat promptissime, nec solum viris sed et feminis quas vidisset lectioni deditas, unde et multos codices praeparabat, ut cum necessitas poposcisset, volentibus largiretur: [1740] 1

    The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries

  • Audienda est enim praedicatio Evangelii, eique credendum est: et pro indubitato habendum, si credis ac sis in Christo, electum te esse.

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.

  • [160] Hic est liber Sancti Maximini Miciacensis monasterii, quem Petrus abbas scribere jussit et proprio labore providit atque distinxit, et die cænæ domini super sacrum altare sancti Stephani Deo et sancto Maximino habendum obtulit, sub hujusmodi voto ut quisquis eum inde aliquo ingenio non reddituius abstulerit, cum Juda proditore, Anna et Caiapha atque

    The Care of Books

  • The white parchment -- the blue and silver stamps in the corner -- the German text and flourishes at the top, and those broad, horizontal lines of recital, ` habendum, 'and so forth -- marshalled like an army in procession behind his march of triumph into Five Oaks, to take the place of its deposed prince?

    Wylder's Hand

  • V. habeat, quo virum probatissimum, et singulari quàm plurimarum virtutum laude ornatum habendum esse, boni principes censent.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 04

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