Superstitious use


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(Law) the use of a gift or bequest, as of land, etc., for the maintenance of the rites of a religion not tolerated by the law.
- Mozley & W.

See also: Superstitious

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Whether helping to prosecute burglars and highwaymen, acting as "patriotic entrepreneurs" in trying to profit from the investments of Catholics dedicated to "superstitious uses," or revealing Jacobite machinations, both "one-shot" and career informers could seek material reward while invoking a rhetoric of loyalty.