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corody

or cor·ro·dy

[kawr-uh-dee, kor-]
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noun, plural cor·o·dies. Old English Law.
  1. a right to receive maintenance in the form of housing, food, or clothing, especially the right enjoyed by the sovereign or a private benefactor to receive such maintenance from a religious house.
  2. the housing, food, or clothing so received.
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Origin of corody

1375–1425; late Middle English corrodie < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin corrōdium outfit, provision, variant of conrēdium < Vulgar Latin *conrēd(āre) to outfit, provide with (equivalent to con- con- + *-rēdāre < Germanic; compare Old English rædan to equip, provide for, ready) + Latin -ium -ium
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corody

corrody

noun plural -dies history
  1. (originally) the right of a lord to receive free quarters from his vassal
  2. an allowance for maintenance
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Word Origin

C15: from Medieval Latin corrōdium something provided, from Old French corroyer to provide, of Germanic origin
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