alodium

[uh-loh-dee-uh m]
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

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.
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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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