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[uh-loh-dee-uh m] /əˈloʊ di əm/
noun, plural allodia
[uh-loh-dee-uh] /əˈloʊ di ə/ (Show IPA)
land owned absolutely; land owned and not subject to any rent, service, or other tenurial right of an overlord.
Also called allod
[al-od, -uh d] /ˈæl ɒd, -əd/ (Show IPA),
Origin of allodium
1620-30; < Medieval Latin < Frankish *allōd- (all all + -ōd patrimony, cognate with Old Norse ōth- in ōthal, Gothic -ōth- in haim-ōthli, Old Saxon ōth- in ōthil, Old English, Old Frisian ēth- in ēthel, akin (by gradation) to ath- of atheling) + Medieval Latin -ium -ium Unabridged
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  • The allod or domain of the family was the joint-property of the father and his sons.

    Ancient Law Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
British Dictionary definitions for allod


noun (pl) -lodia (-ˈləʊdɪə), -lods
(history) lands held in absolute ownership, free from such obligations as rent or services due to an overlord Also alodium
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin, from Old German allōd (unattested) entire property, from al-all + -ōd property; compare Old High German ōt, Old English eād property
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