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/ əˈloʊ di əm /
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noun, plural al·lo·di·a [uh-loh-dee-uh]. /əˈloʊ di ə/.
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·lod [al-od, -uhd], /ˈæl ɒd, -əd/, alod.
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How to use allodium in a sentence
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.
British Dictionary definitions for allodium
/ (əˈləʊdɪəm) /
noun plural -lodia (-ˈləʊdɪə) 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 allōd (unattested) entire property, from al- all + -ōd property; compare Old High German ōt, Old English eād property
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