Definition of alodium
1 : a form of estate among 11th century Anglo-Saxons in which absolute possession and control were vested in the holder —opposed to feodum
2 usually allodium : land that 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
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Origin and Etymology of alodium
Medieval Latin, from Old High German (Franconian) alōd, from al all + -ōd property (akin to Old English ēad property, Old Saxon ōd, Old High German ōtac rich, Old Norse authr property, Gothic audags blessed)
First Known Use: 1607See Words from the same year
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