Udal Tenure

The same as “allodial tenure,” the opposite of “feudal tenure.” Feudal tenure is the holding of a tenement of land under a feudal lord. Udal tenure is a sort of freehold, held by the right of long possession.

(Icelandic, othal, allodial.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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