Of fees and robes hadde he many oon.
So greet a purchasour was nowher noon:
Al was fee symple to hym in effect;
His purchasyng myghte nat been infect.

– Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales, General Prologue. The Man of Law uses the considerable money he makes to buy land for himself. There is said to no better purchaser or conveyancer, his purchases have always sound in law and could never be derailed.