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allodium

or a路lo路di路um

[ uh-loh-dee-uhm ]
/ 蓹藞lo蕣 di 蓹m /
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noun, plural al路lo路di路a [uh-loh-dee-uh]. /蓹藞lo蕣 di 蓹/.
land owned absolutely; land owned and not subject to any rent, service, or other tenurial right of an overlord.
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Also called al路lod [al-od, -uhd], /藞忙l 蓲d, -蓹d/, alod.

Origin of allodium

1620鈥30; <Medieval Latin <Frankish *all艒d- (allall + -艒d patrimony, cognate with Old Norse 艒th- in 艒thal,Gothic -艒th- in haim-艒thli,Old Saxon 艒th- in 艒thil,Old English, Old Frisian 膿th- in 膿thel, akin (by gradation) to ath- of atheling) + Medieval Latin -ium-ium
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British Dictionary definitions for allodium

allodium

allod (藞忙l蓲d)

/ (蓹藞l蓹蕣d瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -lodia (-藞l蓹蕣d瑟蓹) or -lods
history lands held in absolute ownership, free from such obligations as rent or services due to an overlordAlso: alodium

Word Origin for allodium

C17: from Medieval Latin, from Old German all艒d (unattested) entire property, from al- all + -艒d property; compare Old High German 艒t, Old English e膩d property
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