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or a·lo·di·al

[uh-loh-dee-uh l]
  1. free from the tenurial rights of a feudal overlord.
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Origin of allodial

1650–60; < Medieval Latin allodiālis, equivalent to allōdi(um) allodium + -ālis -al1
Related formsal·lo·di·al·i·ty, nounal·lo·di·al·ly, adverb


[uh-loh-dee-uh m]
noun, plural a·lo·di·a [uh-loh-dee-uh] /əˈloʊ di ə/.
  1. allodium.
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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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Historical Examples of alodial

  • Certain feudal tenants, and I suppose also alodial proprietors, were bound to serve on horseback, equipped with the coat of mail.

    View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)

    Henry Hallam

British Dictionary definitions for alodial


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


  1. (of land) held as an allodium
  2. (of tenure) characterized by or relating to the system of holding land in absolute ownershipthe allodial system
  3. (of people) holding an allodium
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