allodial

or a·lo·di·al

[ uh-loh-dee-uh l ]
/ əˈloʊ di əl /
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adjective

free from the tenurial rights of a feudal overlord.

Nearby words

  1. allochthon,
  2. allochthonous,
  3. allocortex,
  4. allocution,
  5. allod,
  6. allodium,
  7. allodynia,
  8. alloerotism,
  9. allogamy,
  10. allogeneic

Origin of allodial

1650–60; < Medieval Latin allodiālis, equivalent to allōdi(um) allodium + -ālis -al1

Related formsal·lo·di·al·i·ty, nounal·lo·di·al·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for allodial

allodial

/ (əˈləʊdɪəl) /

adjective

(of land) held as an allodium
(of tenure) characterized by or relating to the system of holding land in absolute ownershipthe allodial system
(of people) holding an allodium
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