corrody
Corody Cor"o*dy (k?r"?-d?), n. [LL. corrodium, corredium, conredium, furniture, provision: cf. OF. conroi. See {Curry}.] (Old Law) An allowance of meat, drink, or clothing due from an abbey or other religious house for the sustenance of such of the king's servants as he may designate to receive it. [Written also {corrody}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Corrody — A corrody is an allowance of food and clothing from an abbey, monastery, or other religious house. While rarely practiced in the modern era, corrodies were common in the Middle Ages. They were routinely awarded to the servants and staff of… …   Wikipedia

  • corrody — variant of corody …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • corrody — /kawr euh dee, kor /, n., pl. corrodies. Old Eng. Law. corody. * * * …   Universalium

  • Corrody — Pension paid to a monastery for the maintenance of someone. Such an arrangement was often used as a way of dealing with awkward members of a family; as a noble woman also was put into a nunnery if her marriage might prove politically unwelcome.… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • corrody — [ kɒrədi] noun (plural corrodies) historical a pension or provision for maintenance. Origin ME: from Anglo Norman Fr. corodie, from a Romance word meaning preparation …   English new terms dictionary

  • Corrody — 1) Provision of an annual allowance of food, accommodation, and money (or a combination) to non members of a religious house or hospital. Usually granted in return for service, or at the nomination of the king, or by purchase. (Swanson. , 366) 2) …   Medieval glossary

  • corrody — cor•ro•dy [[t]ˈkɔr ə di, ˈkɒr [/t]] n. pl. dies law corody …   From formal English to slang

  • corrody — variant of corody …   Useful english dictionary

  • Corody — Cor o*dy (k?r ? d?), n. [LL. corrodium, corredium, conredium, furniture, provision: cf. OF. conroi. See {Curry}.] (Old Law) An allowance of meat, drink, or clothing due from an abbey or other religious house for the sustenance of such of the king …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corody — or corrody noun (plural dies) Etymology: Middle English corrodie, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin corrodium Date: 15th century an allowance of provisions for maintenance dispensed as a charity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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