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A system that monitors real estate in the US. The only limitations are set by the government, police, and taxes.


Free; not holden of any lord or superior; owned without obligation of vassalage or fealty; the opposite of feudal. Barker v. Dayton, 28 Wis. 3S4; Wallace v. Ilarmstad, 44 Pa. 499.


Pertaining to feuds or fees; relating to or growing out of the feudal systemor feudal law; having the quality of a feud, as distinguished from “allodial.”


This word has had various meanings at different stages of history. In the Roman law, it denoted one who was either born free or emancipated and was the opposite of “slave.” In


A term mentioned by Blackstone as used in Finland to denote that kind of right in real property which is called, in English law, “allodial.” 2 Bl. Comm. 45, note f.


In feudal law. A method of converting allodial land into feudal property. The owner of the allod surrendered it to the king or a lord, doing homage, and received it back as


Fr. In French feudal law. An allodial estate, as distinguished from a feudal estate or benefice.


A mediteval term for a class of agricultural owners of small allodial farms, which they cultivated in connection with larger farms belonging to their lords, paying rent and service for the latter,


Owners of allodial lands. Owners of estates as large as a subject may have. Co. Litt 1; Bac. Abr. “Tenure,” A.


In feudal law. This was the act by which au owner of allodial land placed himself and his land under the protection of a lord, so as to constitute himself his vassal


In Saxon law. Freemen ; the possessors of allodial lands. 1 Reeve, Eng. Law, 5. In the civil law. Children. The term included “grandchildren.”


Complete property, as opposed to feudal tenure. The transposition of the syllables of “odhal” makes it “allodh” and hence, according’ to Blackstone, arises the word “allod” or “allodial,” (q. v.) “Allodh” is