udal

/ (ˈjuːdəl) /

noun

law a form of freehold possession of land existing in northern Europe before the introduction of the feudal system and still used in Orkney and Shetland

Nearby words

  1. ucr,
  2. uct,
  3. uda,
  4. udag,
  5. udaipur,
  6. udall,
  7. udall, nicholas,
  8. udall, stewart lee,
  9. udc,
  10. udder

Word Origin for udal

C16: Orkney and Shetland dialect, from Old Norse othal; related to Old English ēthel, ōethel, Old High German wodal

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