habendum definition

  • noun:
    • The element of a deed that officially describes the extent of ownership or tenancy provided.
    • That element of a deed which uses the part called the premises, and determines the degree regarding the interest or estate awarded; -- so-called given that it begins with the term Habendum.
    • in-law, that clause of a deed (commencing with all the words “to have actually and also to hold”) that has been developed and initially used to define and discover the estate or interest issued because of the deed.

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