Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Freehold estate; land which is the absolute property of the owner; real estate held in absolute independence, without being subject to any rent, service, or acknowledgment to a superior. It is thus opposed to feud. Sometimes used, in the Anglo-Saxon period, of land which was alienable and inheritable, even though held of a superior lord. Also written allod, alody.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Law) Freehold estate; land which is the absolute property of the owner; real estate held in absolute independence, without being subject to any rent, service, or acknowledgment to a superior. It is thus opposed to
- From Medieval Latin, from Frankish *allaud (“allodium, patrimony”, literally "entire property"), from Proto-Germanic *alaudan (“allodium, transferable possessions”), from Proto-Germanic *allaz (“all”) + *audaz (“goods”). Cognate with Old High German ōt ("property"), Old Saxon ōd ("estate, wealth"), Old English ēad ("possessions"). (Wiktionary)
“In their reply to this plea the representatives of Scotland re-assert the immemorial suzerainty of the Roman Church over Scotland "the property, the peculiar allodium of the Holy See"; in all controversies, they said, between these equal and independent kingdoms it is to their equal superior, the Church of Rome, that recourse should be had.”
“Hence," says M. Laboulaye, "the expressions sortes Burgundiorum Gothorum and klhroi Ouandigwn; hence the German words allod, allodium, and loos, lot, which are used in all modern languages to designate the gifts of chance.”
“_feud_, _i. e._ a stipendiary estate; the other _allodium_, the phrase applied to that species of property which had become vested by allotment in the conquerors of the country.”
“German words _allod_, allodium, and _loos_, lot, which are used in all modern languages to designate the gifts of chance. ”
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