Superstitious Uses

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Meaning of Superstitious Uses

A trust which has for its object the propagation of the rites of a religion not tolerated by the law, and which is therefore void

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Concept of Superstitious Uses

Traditional meaning of superstitious uses [1]: Various bequests to Jews, Dissentors, and Papists for religious or quasi religious purposes, which in England were made void by several statutes; and the King might divert them to such uses as were ” truly charitable “; see 3rd Book (“Of Private Wrongs”), Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England 428.


Notes and References

  1. Based on A Concise Law Dictionary of Words, Phrases and Maxims, “Superstitious Uses”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. This term and/or definition may be absolete. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary, based on a glossary of terms, included Superstitious Uses.

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