free from the tenurial rights of a feudal overlord.
Historical Examples

This might have been done by converting the holdings of the men-at-arms into allodial estates, held direct from the Crown.
Landholding In England Joseph Fisher

The right to lands is allodial, but is inherent in the Government.
Abridgement of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856 (4 of 16 vol.) Various

allodial tenures were abolished, and the Jarls were required to become his vassals.
The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2) John Fiske.

It was not the change from allodial to feudal so much as from confusion to order.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 5 Various

The emperor pardoned him and permitted him to retain his allodial property on condition of his leaving Germany for three years.
Secret Societies of the Middle Ages Thomas Keightley

The primitive German or allodial property is strictly reserved to the kindred.
Ancient Law Sir Henry James Sumner Maine

Some of our historians gravely traced it back to Moses, in whose laws they found the origin of allodial lands.
History of Civilization in England, Vol. 2 of 3 Henry Thomas Buckle

(of land) held as an allodium
(of tenure) characterized by or relating to the system of holding land in absolute ownership: the allodial system
(of people) holding an allodium


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