Allodial

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Allodial

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.

Cross-references

Feudalism.

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In Osborn's Concise Law Dictionary, allodium is described as 'Lands not held of any superior, in which, therefore, the owner had an absolute title and not a mere estate' (Osborn 1964: 23).