udal

/ (ˈjuːdəl) /


noun
  1. 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

Origin of udal

1
C16: Orkney and Shetland dialect, from Old Norse othal; related to Old English ēthel, ōethel, Old High German wodal

Words Nearby udal

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How to use udal in a sentence

  • He fought for udal against the same lying spirit of legal casuistry which was to destroy himself.

    Sir Walter Ralegh | William Stebbing
  • Ralegh was equally ready to spend his court interest in the service of a pious theologian like John udal.

    Sir Walter Ralegh | William Stebbing
  • She did not say one single word during the King's interview with Magister udal.

    The Fifth Queen Crowned | Ford Madox Ford
  • udal's face had been of a coppery green pallor ever since he had heard the title of Chancellor.

    The Fifth Queen Crowned | Ford Madox Ford
  • udal fell upon one knee before Katharine, and dropping both cap and book, took her hand to raise to his lips.

    The Fifth Queen Crowned | Ford Madox Ford