Like most of Edward's laws the statute of mortmain was based on earlier precedents.
It was in his time that the famous Statute of mortmain was passed.
mortmain belonged to the old school—Frankpledge steered by the new lights.
mortmain's anger had been followed by the reaction of despair.
Sir Penniston held it with a smile just over mortmain's head and suffered it to escape gently downward.
He extended his hand, but mortmain had thrust his own into his trousers' pockets.
Charters were also necessary before lands could be acquired in mortmain.
Like a flash it occurred to mortmain that the solicitor had called to see him about the bankruptcy.
Some steps were taken, however, to free these lands, as well as other measures to hinder the giving of realty in mortmain.
A cold blast of air followed and mortmain's teeth chattered.