HABERE

HABERE

habere (h[schwa]-beer-ee), vb. [Latin ¡°to have¡±] Roman law. To have (the right to) something. ? This term was sometimes distinguished from tenere (to hold) and possidere (to possess), with habere referring to the right, tenere to the fact, and possidere to both.

¡° ¡®Habere¡¯ has two meanings; for we say that the owner of a thing ¡®has’ it and also that a nonowner who holds the thing ¡®has’ it. Lastly, we use the word in relation to property deposited with us.¡± Digest of Justinian 45. 1.38.9 (Ulpian, Ad Sabinum 49).


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