In Mortua Manu

Dictionary: 
Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

Property owned by religious societies was said to be held in mortua manu or in mortmain, since religious men were civiliter mortui. 1 Bl. Comm. 479; Tayl. Gloss.

Author: 
Henry Campbell Black, M.A.
Publisher: 
West Publishing Company
Year Published: 
1910
Genre: 
Law Dictionary