This might have been done by converting the holdings of the men-at-arms into allodial estates, held direct from the Crown.
The right to lands is allodial, but is inherent in the Government.
allodial tenures were abolished, and the Jarls were required to become his vassals.
It was not the change from allodial to feudal so much as from confusion to order.
The emperor pardoned him and permitted him to retain his allodial property on condition of his leaving Germany for three years.
The primitive German or allodial property is strictly reserved to the kindred.
Some of our historians gravely traced it back to Moses, in whose laws they found the origin of allodial lands.