The Statute of Uses presents the anomalous picture of a statute which absolutely failed to accomplish the purpose for which it was adopted, but which, nevertheless, became one of the landmarks in English legal history. The purpose of the statute was to entirely abolish passive uses by reuniting the legal title and the beneficial use in the hands of the party who possessed the beneficial interest. This result was thwarted by the ingenuity of the lawyers of the day, and the final effect of the statute was to establish uses (or trusts as they now began to be called) on a more secure and solid foundation than ever. How this result was brought about will be explained in detail under the heading of Equity Jurisprudence. As a secondary result the statute revolutionized the system of conveyancing. This result will be treated of under the heading of Real Property.