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From Patrono:Xno[[Category:Patrono:Xno derivations|Mortmain]] mortmayn, morte meyn, from Old French mortes meins, after Late Latin phrase mortua manus. See Latin mors ("dead") + manus ("hand").

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  • (UK) IPA: /ˈmɔːt.meɪn/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈmɔɹt.meɪn/

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Singular
Mortmain

Plural
Mortmains

Mortmain (plural Mortmains)
  1. (law) The perpetual, inalienable possession of lands by a corporation or non-personal entity such as a church.
  2. (literary) A strong and inalienable possession.
    • 1770, Edmund Burke, Thoughts on the Present Discontents, and Speeches,
      Patrono:...; and some part of that influence [of the government], which would otherwise have been possessed as in a sort of mortmain and unalienable domain, returned again to the great ocean from whence it arose, Patrono:...

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