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corody

[kawr-uh-dee, kor-] /ˈkɔr ə di, ˈkɒr-/
noun, plural corodies. Old English Law.
1.
a right to receive maintenance in the form of housing, food, or clothing, especially the right enjoyed by the sovereign or a private benefactor to receive such maintenance from a religious house.
2.
the housing, food, or clothing so received.
Also, corrody.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English corrodie < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin corrōdium outfit, provision, variant of conrēdium < Vulgar Latin *conrēd(āre) to outfit, provide with (equivalent to con- con- + *-rēdāre < Germanic; compare Old English rædan to equip, provide for, ready) + Latin -ium -ium
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British Dictionary definitions for corody

corody

/ˈkɒrədɪ/
noun (history) (pl) -dies
1.
(originally) the right of a lord to receive free quarters from his vassal
2.
an allowance for maintenance
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin corrōdium something provided, from Old French corroyer to provide, of Germanic origin
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