Statute of uses

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(Eng. Law) the stat. 27 Henry VIII., cap. 10, which transfers uses into possession, or which unites the use and possession.
- Blackstone.

See also: Use

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The Statute of Uses 1535 was Henry VIII's attempt to overcome the damage to his revenues.
(32) Statute of Uses 1535, 27 Hen 8, c 10 ('Statute of Uses 1535').
The Preamble to the 1601 British Statute of Uses, in which our law of charities is rooted, makes no mention of religious worship or services--although it does confirm the charitable nature of the repair of churches.
We can begin to see the specific legal context of Donne's satire by considering the following call for legal reform from earlier in the sixteenth century: "Where by the common laws of this realm, lands, tenements, and hereditaments be not devisable by testament, nor ought to be transferred from one to another, but by solemn livery and seisin, matter of record, writing sufficient made bona fide, without covin or fraud, yet nevertheless divers and sundry imaginations, subtle inventions, and practices have been used, whereby the hereditaments of this realm have been conveyed from one to another by fraudulent feoffments, fines, recoveries, and other assurances craftily made." (6) This is the preamble of the 1536 Statute of Uses (28 Hen.
The single most important change was the Statute of Uses, which Spring renames "The Husband's Charter" (pp.
The suppression and the Statute of Uses brought enclosure, and former pasture and leased farm land disappeared with the arrival of Henry's favourites.