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From Medieval Latin allodium, from Frankish *allaud (“allodium, patrimony”, literally “entire property”). Cognate with Old High German ōt (“property”), Old Saxon ōd (“estate, wealth”), Old English ēad (“possessions”).
- (dated) freehold land or property
- 1908, Mary A. M. Marks, “In Saxon Times”, in Landholding in England, page 15: