Mortmain

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Mortmain was the policy of insisting that land and property was continued to be owned after the death of its owner. Mortmain, in a phrase, was known as a “dead man’s clutch.” Its purpose was to undo religious trusts and deprive them from the institution that received them, often so that the English could take property away from the Roman Catholic Church.

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