This section is from the book "Popular Law Library Vol7 Equity Jurisprudence, Trusts, Equity Pleading", by Albert H. Putney. Also available from Amazon: Popular Law-Dictionary.
The purposes for which charitable uses may be created are, in general, those enumerated in the Statute of Charitable Uses. This list is not exclusive, however, and many important species of charity at the present time are not included. The three most important classes of charitable uses are those for religious, educational, and benevolent purposes.