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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-loh-dee-uh m]
    • /əˈloʊ di əm/
    • /ə.ˈləʊ.djəm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-loh-dee-uh m]
    • /əˈloʊ di əm/

Definitions of allodium word

  • noun allodium lands held in absolute ownership, free from such obligations as rent or services due to an overlord 3
  • noun allodium land owned independently, free of any superior claim, and without any rent, payment in service, etc.; a freehold estate 3
  • noun plural allodium land owned absolutely; land owned and not subject to any rent, service, or other tenurial right of an overlord. 1
  • noun allodium (dated) freehold land or property. 1

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Origin of allodium

First appearance:

before 1620
One of the 42% oldest English words
1620-30; < Medieval Latin < Frankish *allōd- (all all + -ōd patrimony, cognate with Old Norse ōth- in ōthal, Gothic -ōth- in haim-ōthli, Old Saxon ōth- in ōthil, Old English, Old Frisian ēth- in ēthel, akin (by gradation) to ath- of atheling) + Medieval Latin -ium -ium

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Parts of speech for Allodium


allodium popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

allodium usage trend in Literature

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