Definition of TENENDUM,


TENENDUM,

conveyancing. This is a Latin word, which signifies to
hold.


2. It was formerly that part of a deed which was used to express the
tenure by which the estate granted was holden; but since all freehold tenures
were converted into socage, the tenendum is of no further use even in England,
and is therefore joined to the habendum in this manner, "to have and to hold."
The words "to hold" have now no meaning in our deeds. 2 Bl. Com. 298. Vide
Habendum.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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