Definition of CESTUI QUE TRUST


CESTUI QUE TRUST

A barbarous phrase, to signify the beneficiary
of an estate held in trust. He for whose benefit another person is enfeoffed
or seised of land or tenements, or is possessed of personal property. The
cestui que trust is entitled to receive the rents and profits of the land;
he may direct such conveyances, consistent with the trust, deed or will,
as he shall choose, and the trustee (q. v.) is bound to execute them: he
may defend his title in the name of the trustee. 1 Cruise, Dig. tit. 12,
c. 4, s. 4; vide Vin. Ab. Trust, U, W, X, and Y 1 Vern. 14; Dane"s Ab. Index,
h. t.: 1 Story, Eq. Jur. 321, note 1; Bouv. Inst. Index, h. t.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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