In the civil law. A species of trust; being a gift of property(usually by will) to a person, accompanied by a request or direction of the donor thatthe recipient will transfer the property to another, the latter being a person not capableof taking directly under the will or gift See Succession of Meunier, 52 La. Ann. 79, 26South. 776, 48 L. R. A. 77; Gortario v. Cantu, 7 Tex. 44.