Meaning of allodial in English:


Pronunciation /əˈləʊdɪəl/



See allodium

‘Charlemagne introduced at the turn of the eighth century a system whereby actual service was only required of men in possession of a certain amount of allodial land.’
  • ‘Here and there a few islands of allodial tenure, free of all burdens, survived from distant times.’
  • ‘We declare our own property inherently allodial and unowed, and hereby signify that its confiscation by any government is unwilling.’