Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    An allodial estate; one not held under a superior.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Land held absolutely In one's own right, and not of any lord or superior; land not subject to feudal duties or burdens. An estate held by absolute ownership, Without recognizing any superior to whom any duty is due on account thereof. 1 Washb. Real Prop. 16. McCartee v. Orphan Asylum, 9 Cow. (N. Y.) 511, 18 Am. Dee, 516.