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

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  • 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 — /kawr euh dee, kor /, n., pl. corodies. Old Eng. Law. 1. a right to receive maintenance in the form of housing, food, or clothing, esp. the right enjoyed by the sovereign or a private benefactor to receive such maintenance from a religious house …   Universalium

  • corody — cor·o·dy …   English syllables

  • corody — cor•o•dy or corrody [[t]ˈkɔr ə di, ˈkɒr [/t]] n. pl. dies 1) law a right in old English law to receive maintenance, esp. the right of a benefactor to receive housing, food, etc., from a religious house 2) law the housing, food, etc., so received… …   From formal English to slang

  • corody — /koradiy/ In old English law, a sum of money or allowance of meat, drink, and clothing due to the crown from the abbey or other religious house, whereof it was founder, towards the sustentation of such one of its servants as is thought fit to… …   Black's law dictionary

  • corody — /koradiy/ In old English law, a sum of money or allowance of meat, drink, and clothing due to the crown from the abbey or other religious house, whereof it was founder, towards the sustentation of such one of its servants as is thought fit to… …   Black's law dictionary

  • corody — An incorporeal hereditament which allowed a means of sustenance to the holder …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • corody — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • de corrodio habendo — /diy karowdiyow hsbendow/ Writ for having a corody. A writ to exact a corody from a religious house. See corody …   Black's law dictionary

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