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allodium


allodium


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Allodium  \Al*lo"di*um\,  n.  [LL.  allodium,  alodium,  alodis 
  alaudis  of  Ger.  origin;  cf  OHG.  al  all  and  ?t  (AS.  e[=a]d) 
  possession,  property.  It  means  therefore,  entirely  one's 
  property.]  (Law) 
  Freehold  estate;  land  which  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.  It  is  thus  opposed  to  {feud}.  --Blackstone. 
  --Bouvier.