- free from the tenurial rights of a feudal overlord.
Origin of allodial
Also called al·od [al-od, -uh d] /ˈæl ɒd, -əd/.
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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.
- a variant spelling of allodium
- (of land) held as an allodium
- (of tenure) characterized by or relating to the system of holding land in absolute ownershipthe allodial system
- (of people) holding an allodium
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