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 be entitled to; to be possessed of.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. A form of the salutatory expression "Ave," used in the titles of some of the constitutions of the Theodoslan and Justinianean codes. See Cod. 7, 62, 9; Id. 9, 2, 11.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To possess corporally. "No one, at common law, was said to have or to be in possession of land, unless it were conveyed to him by the livery of seisin, which gave him the corporal investiture and bodily occupation thereof." Bl. Law Tracis, 113.
    —Have and hold. A common phrase in conveyancing, derived from the habendum et tergendum of the old common law. See Habendum et Tenendum.