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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
Word Origin
C16: Orkney and Shetland dialect, from Old Norse othal; related to Old English ēthel, ōethel, Old High German wodal
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  • He fought for udal against the same lying spirit of legal casuistry which was to destroy himself.

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
  • udal was rigid with fear, and the King had him by the throat.

    The Fifth Queen Crowned Ford Madox Ford
  • The udal proprietors have ceased to exist, yet proper feudal tenures seem ill understood.

  • It was after udal had been turned out of his mastership at Eton.

    The Fifth Queen Crowned Ford Madox Ford
  • And consider that we must bring to the King Rich and udal and many other witnesses this night.'

    Privy Seal Ford Madox Ford
  • And there I had udal for my Magister and evil fare and many beatings.

    The Fifth Queen Crowned Ford Madox Ford
  • udal was fumbling already with the strings of a packet, his eyes searching the superscription in the gloom.

    Privy Seal Ford Madox Ford
  • udal remained silent, dejected, his head resting upon his breast.

    The Fifth Queen Ford Madox Ford
  • udal, musing with his hand upon his chin, shook his head negligently.

    Privy Seal Ford Madox Ford
  • udal sought for priests, but having no money, he was disregarded by them.

    The Fifth Queen Ford Madox Ford

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