Legal Definition of habendum
: the part of a deed that limits and defines an estate of ownership granted and sometimes the type of tenancy by which the estate is to be held
Additional Notes on habendum
The habendum is now often just a formality.
Origin and Etymology of habendum
New Latin, from Latin, to be had, neuter of habendus, future passive participle of habēre to have, to hold (the first word of this part of the deed)
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