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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.

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48) Archbishop Henry Edward Manning and some other bishops objected to this formula on the grounds that the term de fide tenendum would limit the object of papal infallibility to revealed truth.
He states that John Paul II, in Ordinatio sacerdotalis (1994), has handed on the teaching of the ordinary and universal magisterium, "explicitly stating what is to be held always, everywhere, and by all (quod semper, quod ubique, et quod ab omnibus tenendum est) as pertaining to the deposit of faith" (AAS 87 [1995] 1114; see Newman, Development 27).