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allodium

or a·lo·di·um

[ uh-loh-dee-uhm ]
/ 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.

Origin of allodium

1620–30; <Medieval Latin <Frankish *allōd- (allall + -ōd patrimony, cognate with Old Norse ōth- in ōthal,Gothic -ōth- in haim-ōthli,Old Saxon ōth- in ōthil,Old English, Old Frisian ēth- in ēthel, akin (by gradation) to ath- of atheling) + Medieval Latin -ium-ium
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British Dictionary definitions for allodium

allodium

allod (ˈælɒd)

/ (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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