Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To have and to hold.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    L. Fr. (L. Lat habendum et tenendum.) To have and to hold. Co.. Litt. §§ 523, 524. A over et tener a luy et a ses heires, a touts jours,—to have and to hold to him and his heirs forever. Id. I 625. See Aver et Tener.

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