allodium

or a·lo·di·um

[uh-loh-dee-uh m]
noun, plural al·lo·di·a [uh-loh-dee-uh] /əˈloʊ di ə/.
  1. land owned absolutely; land owned and not subject to any rent, service, or other tenurial right of an overlord.

Origin of allodium

1620–30; < Medieval Latin < Frankish *allōd- (all all + -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
Also called al·lod [al-od, -uh d] /ˈæl ɒd, -əd/, alod.

alodium

[uh-loh-dee-uh m]
noun, plural a·lo·di·a [uh-loh-dee-uh] /əˈloʊ di ə/.
  1. allodium.
Also called al·od [al-od, -uh d] /ˈæl ɒd, -əd/.
Related formsa·lo·di·al, adjectivea·lo·di·al·i·ty, nouna·lo·di·al·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for alod

Historical Examples of alod

  • Still in Hampshire, where alodiaries abounded, it was not every free man holding land who had an alod.

    Domesday Book and Beyond

    Frederic William Maitland


British Dictionary definitions for alod

alodium

noun plural -dia (-dɪə)
  1. a variant spelling of allodium
Derived Formsalodial, adjective

allodium

allod (ˈælɒd)

noun plural -lodia (-ˈləʊdɪə) or -lods
  1. 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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