[ kawr-uh-dee, kor- ]
/ ˈkɔr ə di, ˈkɒr- /

noun, plural cor·ro·dies.

Old English Law. corody.

Nearby words

  1. corroborate,
  2. corroboration,
  3. corroborative,
  4. corroboree,
  5. corrode,
  6. corrosion,
  7. corrosive,
  8. corrosive sublimate,
  9. corrugate,
  10. corrugated


or cor·ro·dy

[ kawr-uh-dee, kor- ]
/ ˈkɔr ə di, ˈkɒr- /

noun, plural cor·o·dies. Old English Law.

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.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for corrody


/ (ˈkɒrədɪ) /

noun plural -dies

a variant spelling of corody



/ (ˈkɒrədɪ) /

noun plural -dies history

(originally) the right of a lord to receive free quarters from his vassal
an allowance for maintenance

Word Origin for corody

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

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