udal

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udal (ˈjuːdəl)
 
n
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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