allodium

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin allodium, from Frankish *allaud(allodium, patrimony, literally entire property), from Proto-Germanic *alaudą(allodium, transferable possessions), from Proto-Germanic *allaz(all) + *audaz(goods). Cognate with Old High German ōt(property), Old Saxon ōd(estate, wealth), Old English ēad(possessions).

Noun[edit]

allodium (plural allodia)

  1. (dated) freehold land or property
    • 1908, Mary A. M. Marks, “In Saxon Times”, in Landholding in England, page 15:

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