Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A form of pension or annuity given as provision for maintenance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See corody.

Etymologies

Latin corrodium, corredium, conredium, furniture, provision: compare Old French conroi. See curry. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There was another corrody granted to Alice Garton, the widow of Thomas

    The New Guide to Peterborough Cathedral

  • [14] A gentleman in this city who is an excellent antiquarian, and has seen the corrody alluded to above, says, "It was granted by charter of the abbot, and presents many curiosities -- mentioning particularly the abbot's wine cellar at the over end of the cloister, under the present passage into the square."

    The New Guide to Peterborough Cathedral

  • In two respects Chaucer received rather less than the other esquires -- he was given no corrody and no grant of land.

    Chaucer's Official Life

  • Shortly after this disaster the Prior and convent wrote to Edward II., excusing themselves from granting a corrody owing to their great losses through the burning of the monastery, as well as the destruction of their property by the Scots.

    Yorkshire

  • Darenth, they had to convey corn for his household, in consideration of which they received forage from his barns, and a corrody or regular allowance of food and clothing from a monastery.

    One Snowy Night Long ago at Oxford

  • "Alack, good uncle, we found him in his dotage, and the bursar of Hyde made quick work with us, for fear, good Father Shoveller said, that we were come to look after his corrody."

    The Armourer's Prentices

  • Having become disabled and infirm, he had taken advantage of a corrody, or right of maintenance, as being of kin to a benefactor of Hyde Abbey at Winchester, to which Birkenholt some generations back had presented a few roods of land, in right of which, one descendant at a time might be maintained in the Abbey.

    The Armourer's Prentices

  • England; its twelve altars rich with the gifts of Danish Vikings and princes, and even with twelve white bear-skins, the gift of Canute's self; while all around were the cottages of the corrodiers, or folk who, for a corrody, or life pittance from the abbey, had given away their lands, to the wrong and detriment of their heirs.

    Prose Idylls, New and Old

  • Danish vikings and princes, and even with twelve white bear-skins, the gift of Canute's self; while all around were the cottages of the corrodiers, or folk who, for a corrody, or life pittance from the abbey, had given away their lands, to the wrong and detriment of their heirs.

    The Hermits

  • A transcript of a charter establishing the chantry with this corrody, and a pension of forty-five shillings and nine pence given by bishop Wykeham in his lifetime out of the manor of West Meon, will be found in the Monasticon*

    Archaeologia, or, Miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity [microform]

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