Also called al·od [al-od, -uh d] /ˈæl ɒd, -əd/.
- 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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A yet more interesting and equally foreign word is not unfrequently used, namely, alodium.
The suggestion has been made that alodium represents book-land; see Pollock, Land Laws, ed.
- a variant spelling of allodium
- 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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