- 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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Examples from the Web for allodium
He deprived the peasants of their allodium, and declared all land to be the property of the king.The Story of Norway
Hjalmar H. Boyesen
Free ownership, the allodium, even under the form of small freeholds, still existed by way of exception in many parts.
- 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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