(4) The guardian of the land of an heir who is under age shall take from it only reasonable revenues, customary dues, and feudal services. He shall do this without destruction or damage to men or property.

from Barons of King John of England – The Magna Carta on Rap Genius

Meaning

If the heir is underage and still awaiting his inheritance, a guardian becomes assigned, and the rights of this guardian are limited. The guardian can only remove from the inheritance what is needed to pay revenues, dues, and other services, without exceeding the necessary amounts or exacting damage to the men or property involved with the inheritance.

If you were a young man awaiting your inheritance, this is the last man you would want as your guardian:

Dramatic music. Count Olaf!

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