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allodial

or alodial

[uh-loh-dee-uh l] /əˈloʊ di əl/
adjective
1.
free from the tenurial rights of a feudal overlord.
Origin of allodial
1650-1660
1650-60; < Medieval Latin allodiālis, equivalent to allōdi(um) allodium + -ālis -al1
Related forms
allodiality, noun
allodially, adverb

alodium

[uh-loh-dee-uh m] /əˈloʊ di əm/
noun, plural alodia
[uh-loh-dee-uh] /əˈloʊ di ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
Also called alod
[al-od, -uh d] /ˈæl ɒd, -əd/ (Show IPA)
.
Related forms
alodial, adjective
alodiality, noun
alodially, adverb
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alodium

/əˈləʊdɪəm/
noun (pl) -dia (-dɪə)
1.
a variant spelling of allodium
Derived Forms
alodial, adjective

allodial

/əˈləʊdɪəl/
adjective
1.
(of land) held as an allodium
2.
(of tenure) characterized by or relating to the system of holding land in absolute ownership: the allodial system
3.
(of people) holding an allodium
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