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Free; not subject to the rights of any lord or superior; owned without obligation of vassalage or fealty; the opposite of feudal.

A description given to the outright ownership of land that did not impose upon its owner the performance of feudal duties.



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These individuals acknowledge the land to be under the allodial ownership of a larger community of which they are members.
Property is established by society, and Jefferson's preference for allodial over feudal land tenure is based on "what he read and believed about the Saxons," not a Lockean theory he did not mention and implicitly rejected.
Similarly, on the occasion of the property valuation for donations in 1770, the attention paid to the compilation of the library's inventory (7)--in sharp contrast to the carelessness that characterized similar documents (8)--reflects the 'importance that the library must have had among the goods of the Acquaviva's allodial properties' (Sodano, 2012: 234).
Hyde defines allodial land as "land that can be bequeathed, passed from one generation to the next, and as such it is the vehicle for family continuity over time, for stability decade after decade" (Common as Air at p.
The Law of Allodial Rights (Odelsloven) requires that when someone wants to sell a farm, the closest relatives, according to the principle of primogeniture, have priority rights to buy the farm.
This also applied to Estland, Livland and Kurland as the "old Russian territories" ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) (74), or the "ancient allodial lands of Russian rulers" ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) (75), Russia's property ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) "reclaimed" in 1710-1795.
Marx further criticized Kovalevsky's claims that the imposition of the Islamic land tax or Kharaj on the Indian peasantry had converted hitherto allodial into feudal property.
His trainer Robert Collet has also entered Allodial Land.
A funereal tablet from the Roman catacombs tells us of the Jew named Rufinus who campaigned in the ranks for 25 years before retiring to an allodial settlement near the place of his birth.
Those four categories are the allodial title, the freehold title, leaseholds, and other lesser interests in land.
that they are once again being told, that what appeared to have been an unbreachable allodial right in and upon their Reservation land was .
The distinctiveness of the Act lies, as the last quotation suggests, in the refusal to legislate allodial rights to land.