- free from the tenurial rights of a feudal overlord.
Origin of allodial
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Examples from the Web for allodial
The right to lands is allodial, but is inherent in the Government.
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.Secret Societies of the Middle Ages
This might have been done by converting the holdings of the men-at-arms into allodial estates, held direct from the Crown.Landholding In England
The primitive German or allodial property is strictly reserved to the kindred.Ancient Law
Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
- (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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