land owned absolutely; land owned and not subject to any rent, service, or other tenurial right of an overlord.
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
. land owned absolutely; land owned and not subject to any rent, service, or other tenurial right of an overlord. Historical Examples Nunilo and alodia were the children of a Moslem father and a Christian mother. Christianity and Islam in Spain (756-1031) Charles Reginald Haines noun (pl) -lodia (-ˈləʊdɪə), -lods (history) lands held in absolute […]
. land owned absolutely; land owned and not subject to any rent, service, or other tenurial right of an overlord. Historical Examples A yet more interesting and equally foreign word is not unfrequently used, namely, alodium. Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland The suggestion has been made that alodium represents book-land; see Pollock, Land […]
free from the tenurial rights of a feudal overlord. . Historical Examples Certain feudal tenants, and I suppose also alodial proprietors, were bound to serve on horseback, equipped with the coat of mail. View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3) Henry Hallam adjective (of land) held as an […]
any chiefly African shrub belonging to the genus Aloe, of the lily family, certain species of which yield a fiber. . . aloes, (used with a singular verb) . Contemporary Examples Amenities are plentiful—from sun block to aloe for the sun, or the complimentary mini bar for your enjoyment. Gal With a Suitcase Jolie Hunt […]
- Aloe vera
any aloe of the species Aloe vera, the fleshy leaves of which yield a juice used as an emollient ingredient of skin lotions and for treating burns. noun a juice obtained from the leaves of a liliaceous plant, Aloe vera, used as an emollient in skin and hair preparations the juice of this plant, used […]