corody

noun
cor·​o·​dy | \ ˈkȯr-ə-dē How to pronounce corody (audio) , ˈkär- \
variants: or
plural corodies

Definition of corody

: an allowance of provisions for maintenance dispensed as a charity

First Known Use of corody

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for corody

Middle English corrodie, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin corrodium

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“Corody.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corody. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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