Legal Definition of Use

Uses were introduced into England by the ecclesiastics in the reign of Edward Ill or Richard II for the purpose of avoiding the statutes of mortmain.3 min read

A confidence reposed in another, who was made tenant of the land or terre tenant, that he should dispose of the land according to the intention of the cestui que use, or him to whose use it was granted, and suffer him to take the profits.

In order to create a use, there must always be a good Consideration; though, when once raised, it may be passed by grant to a stranger, without consideration.

History of Use

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