- land owned absolutely; land owned and not subject to any rent, service, or other tenurial right of an overlord.
Origin of allodium
Also called al·lod [al-od, -uh d] /ˈæl ɒd, -əd/, alod.
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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
- history lands held in absolute ownership, free from such obligations as rent or services due to an overlordAlso: alodium
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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