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allodial

[uh-loh-dee-uh l] /əˈloʊ di əl/
adjective
1.
free from the tenurial rights of a feudal overlord.
Also, alodial.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Medieval Latin allodiālis, equivalent to allōdi(um) allodium + -ālis -al1
Related forms
allodiality, noun
allodially, adverb
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  • All lands within the state are allodial and feudal tenures of every description with all their incidents are prohibited.
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allodial

/əˈləʊdɪəl/
adjective
1.
(of land) held as an allodium
2.
(of tenure) characterized by or relating to the system of holding land in absolute ownership: the allodial system
3.
(of people) holding an allodium
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