from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who owns land allodially.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who holds allodial land.
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- noun One who holds
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In the universal despair from this reign of anarchy and lawlessness, when there was no security to property and no redress of evils, the allodialist parted with his lands to some powerful chieftain, and obtained promise of protection.
The allodialist owned indeed his lands, but they were subject to incessant depredations from wandering tribes of barbarians and from robbers.
The allodialist, however, was not a barbaric warrior or chieftain, but the despoiled owner of lands that his ancestors had once cultivated in peace and prosperity.
The stipendiary held of a superior; the allodialist of no one, but enjoyed his land as free and independent property.