- 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
C16: Orkney and Shetland dialect, from Old Norse othal; related to Old English ēthel, ōethel, Old High German wodal
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Udal was rigid with fear, and the King had him by the throat.
It was after Udal had been turned out of his mastership at Eton.
And there I had Udal for my Magister and evil fare and many beatings.
Udal, huddled against the wall, took these blows of fate with a quiver for each.
Udal, musing with his hand upon his chin, shook his head negligently.