Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to allodium or freehold; free of rent or service; held independently of a lord paramount: opposed to feudal. In the United States all lands are deemed allodial in the owner of the fee, but subject, nevertheless, to the ultimate ownership or dominion of the state. In England there are no allodial lands, all being held of the crown.
- n. Property held allodially.
- n. An allodialist.
- adj. law inalienable; owned freely and clear of any encumbrances such as liens or mortgages.
- n. Anything held allodially.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Law) Pertaining to allodium; freehold; free of rent or service; held independent of a lord paramount; -- opposed to
- adj. Anything held allodially.
- from allodium (Wiktionary)
“Thomas Jefferson favored eliminating all remnants of feudalism, and pushed for allodial ownership.”
“Eventually, Hyde works in ideas like civic republicanism vs. commercial republicanism, feudal titles vs. allodial titles, and legal privileges vs. natural rights.”
“Refusing to register his premises and allocute his allodial title to the property that he owned, free of mortgage, he had sold the livestock to slaughter.”
“Does registration of real property as a premises alter, impair, diminish, divest, or destroy allodial title of land patentees, or heirs or assigns?”
“Look up allodial title. and compare it to fee simple title.”
“From being able to own property (allodial title) to not owning property (tenet on the land).”
“It is certain, therefore, that the Salic law could have no reference to the crown, neither in connection with allodial lands, nor feudal holding and service.”
“In whatever period this law was framed in bad Latin, we find, in the article relating to allodial or freehold lands, “that no part of Salic land can be inherited by women.””
“She possessed, either as fiefs of the empire, or as allodial property, the whole duchy of Tuscany, the territory of Cremona, Ferrara, Mantua, and Parma; a part of the Marches of”
“In the first place, it appears from the formulæ of Marculphus that a father might leave his allodial land to his daughter, renouncing “a certain Salic law which is impious and abominable.””
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