Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Statuteof Uses

Statute of Uses was passed in the reign of Henry VIII. (27 Henry VIII., c. 10). It, in effect, enacted that the use should be the land, and that where the use was there the land (or legal estate should be, and should be deemed to be. In consequence of this statute the word "use" departed from its original signification, and became equivalent to seisin or legal estate.