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the domain controlled by a feudal lord

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an organization that is controlled by a dominant person or group

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Mediante esta ultima, un Lord senor feudal (en viejo frances anglo--normado medieval = feoffor (88) use)investia (enfeoff (89)) y transmitia la propiedad de su inmueble (freehold state in land) a uno o varios terceros feoffees in use, para que estos ultimos lo conservasen, explotasen (management) y retornasen ciertos bienes y servicios en beneficio de uno o varios terceros: cestui que use le feoffment fuit fait (90).
Para ello necesitaba un procedimiento que permitiera al menos tres objetivos: 1) que las donaciones para causas pias pudieran sortear razonablemente el Statute of Mortmain, que impedia a la Iglesia ser propietaria; el use lo permitia, porque no entregaba la propiedad sino el uso bajo condicion; 2) que los bienes no se disgregaran, sino que permanecieran vinculados a un destino eclesiastico comun, destino eclesiastico indiscutible si se respetaba la practica de los legados, que se hacian siempre con finalidades eclesiasticas tipicas; 3) que fuera la Iglesia, y no los eclesiasticos, quien pudiera disponer del patrimonio, porque solo de esa manera podria destinar esos bienes a las causas piadosas; el feoffment of use era un regimen que respetaba esta necesidad.
See, e.g., WILLIAM RASTELL, LBS TERMES DE LA LEY: OR, CERTAIN DIFFICULT AND OBSCURE WORDS AND TERMS OF THE COMMON AND STATUTE LAWS OF THIS REALM, NOW IN USE, EXPOUNDED AND EXPLAINED 489 (1721) (defining "privities" to include cases where "the Tenant holds of the Lord by certain Service" and "where a Lease is made to hold at will, for Years, for Life, or a Feoffment in Fee").
The indenture by which they did so includes legal language to cover every contingency, and was originally accompanied by a long list of supporting docments, including a deed of feoffment from John Layston to Thomas Fanshawe and other documents supporting Alice Layston's version of the story.
The payment was written into a feoffment lodged in the Supreme Court on 31 July 1841.
of England's Enforcement of the Feoffment to Uses Before 1535, 21