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.
the housing, food, or clothing so received.
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British Dictionary definitions for corody
(originally) the right of a lord to receive free quarters from his vassal
an allowance for maintenance
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