Allodium
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. [1913 Webster]

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  • Allōdium — (Alodium, Allod, von alodis, einem Worte gallischer Abstammung) bezeichnet ursprünglich (in der Lex Salica) das Eigentum an fahrender Habe (Mobiliar), später das vom Lehns und Fideikommißverband oder von gutsherrlicher Abhängigkeit freie… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • allodium — n. Real property owned absolutely and free of any obligation to another with a superior vested right. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • ALLODIUM — vide infra Alodis …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • allodium — [ə lō′dē əm] n. [ML < Frank * alod, full and free possession < all, all + * ōd, akin to OE ead, wealth < IE * audh < base * (a)wē , to weave > WEED2] Law land owned independently, free of any superior claim, and without any rent,… …   English World dictionary

  • Allodium — Das Allod (mittellateinisch Allod oder Allodium, althochdeutsch für „Gesamtbesitz“) bezeichnete im mittelalterlichen und frühneuzeitlichen Recht einen Besitz (fast immer Land oder ein städtisches Grundstück), dessen Eigentümer darüber frei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Allodium — [allod]. An allodium was inherited, family land held absolutely, rather than of a lord or monarch. Cf. Allegiance; Fief …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • allodium — alodium or allodium /slowdiyam/ Land held absolutely in one s own right, and not of any lord or superior; land not subject to feudal duties or burdens. An estate held by absolute ownership, without recognizing any superior to whom any duty is due …   Black's law dictionary

  • allodium — alodium or allodium /slowdiyam/ Land held absolutely in one s own right, and not of any lord or superior; land not subject to feudal duties or burdens. An estate held by absolute ownership, without recognizing any superior to whom any duty is due …   Black's law dictionary

  • allodium — /euh loh dee euhm/, n., pl. allodia / dee euh/. land owned absolutely; land owned and not subject to any rent, service, or other tenurial right of an overlord. Also, alodium. Also called allod /al od, euhd/, alod. [1620 30; < ML < Frankish *allod …   Universalium

  • allodium — noun freehold land or property …   Wiktionary

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