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Allodial title

Definition of the noun Allodial title

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  1. [property law] Ownership of real property (land, buildings and fixtures) that is free and clear of any encumbrances, including liens, mortgages and tax obligations.


Allodial title constitutes ownership of real property that is independent of any superior landlord. Allodial title is related to the concept of land held "in allodium", or land ownership by occupancy and defense of the land. Historically, much of land was uninhabited and could therefore be held "in allodium". In the modern developed world, true allodial title is only possible for nation state governments. Although the word "allodial" has been used in the context of private ownership in a few states of the United States, this ownership is still restricted by governmental authority; the word 'allodial' in these cases describes land with fewer but still significant governmental restrictions.

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Google previewA Law Dictionary Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union (1855)

With References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier

In the states formed out of the North Western Territory, it seems that the doctrine of tenures is not in force, and that real estate is owned by an absolute and allodial title. This is owing to the wise provisions on this subject contained in the ...

Google previewAncestry's Concise Genealogical Dictionary (1989)

by Maurine Harris, Glen Harris

allodial title: owned freely without obligation or restriction. allottery: the action of allotting or assignment of a share. almesse: (obsolete) alms. almoner: an officer who distributes charity or alms ...

Google previewThe new international encyclopaedia (1905)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

Under the old Scotch law, a species of freehold interest or title t8 land, independent of the ordinary feudal dues, and corresponding somewhat to an allodial title to real property in England. It was not acquired by a charter or deed, but by ...

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