allodium /əˈləʊdɪəm / allod


I. noun

‹historical› an estate held in absolute ownership, without acknowledgement to a superior.
II. derivatives

allodial /əˈləʊdɪəl /

– origin early 17th cent.: from medieval Latin al(l)odium, used frequently in the Domesday Book, from a Germanic cognate of all + ōd ‘estate’.

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