Alod



land owned absolutely; land owned and not subject to any rent, service, or other tenurial right of an overlord.
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Historical Examples

Still in Hampshire, where alodiaries abounded, it was not every free man holding land who had an alod.
Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland

noun (pl) -lodia (-ˈləʊdɪə), -lods
(history) lands held in absolute ownership, free from such obligations as rent or services due to an overlord Also alodium
noun (pl) -dia (-dɪə)
a variant spelling of allodium

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