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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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(184) The discovery doctrine was an appropriate emanation of the allodial system because of its individualised focus and its refusal to accept a distorted application of English common law to the American colonial circumstance.
In the absence of any presumption of Crown ownership, the allodial system was capable of endorsing independent proprietary titles--even those emanating from a different cultural perspective.
(196) Radical title has no relevance within the allodial system other than to define the title held by a public trust over unalienated land.