- Old English Law. corody.
- a right to receive maintenance in the form of housing, food, or clothing, especially the right enjoyed by the sovereign or a private benefactor to receive such maintenance from a religious house.
- the housing, food, or clothing so received.
Origin of corody
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Examples from the Web for corrody
The Abbess of Malling in 1324 was forbidden to give a corrody to her maid.Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535
Eileen Edna Power
The vicar of the parish had a corrody in the house, consisting of a right to board and lodging for himself and a serving boy.
- a variant spelling of corody
- (originally) the right of a lord to receive free quarters from his vassal
- an allowance for maintenance
C15: from Medieval Latin corrōdium something provided, from Old French corroyer to provide, of Germanic origin
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