When religious books, or reading are spoken of, those which tend to promote the religion taught by the Christian dispensation must be considered as referred to, unless the meaning is so limited by associated words or circumstances as to show that the speaker or writer had reference to some other mode of worship. Simpson v. Welcome, 72 Me. 500, 39 Am. Rep. 349. Religions eorporation. See CORPORATION. Religions houses. Places set apart for pious uses; such as monasteries, churches, hospitals, and all other places where charity was extended to the relief of the poor and orphans, or for the use or exercise of religion. Religions Impostors. In English law. Those who falsely pretend an extraordinary commission from heaven, or terrify and abuse the people with false denunciations of judgment; punishable with fine, imprisonment, and infamous corporal punishment 4 Broom A H. Comm. 71. Religious liberty. See LIBERTY. Religious men. Such as entered into some monastery or convent In old English deeds, the vendee was often restrained from aliening to “Jews or religious men” lest the lands should fall into mortmain. Religious men were civilly dead. Blount. Religious society.’ A body of persons associated together for the purpose of maintaining religious worship. A church and society are often united in maintaining worship, and in such cases the society commonly owns the property, and makes the pecuniary contract with the minister. But in many instances, societies exist without a church, and churches without a society. Silsby v. Barlow, 16 Gray (Mass.) 330; Weld v. May. 9 Cush. (Mass.) 188; Hebrew Free School Ass’n v. New York, 4 Hun (N. Y.) 449. Religious use. See CHABITABLE USES.