Tenendum Clause Law and Legal Definition

Tenendum clause refers to a part of a contract or instrument that identifies the tenure of the real estate being transferred. Tenendum is a Latin word which means “to be held.” This term is a relic of the feudal system and was used to specify the particulars of the overriding feudal holding. However with the abolition of the English feudal system, tenendum has lost its importance in conveyancing documents.