Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    In mortmain. See Mortmain.

  • 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.