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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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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.
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
Further argument was made: "A tenant in tail, making a feoffment, discontinues the estate-tail.