Corody

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Corody (Old Law) An allowance of meat, drink, or clothing due from an abbey or other religious house for the sustenance of such of the king's servants as he may designate to receive it.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n corody Formerly, in England, a right of sustenance, or of receiving certain allotments of victual and provision for one's maintenance, in virtue of the ownership of some corporeal hereditament; specifically, such a right due from an abbey or a monastery to the king or his grantee.
    • n corody The sustenance or allotment so received.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Corody an allowance: pension: originally the right of the lord to claim free lodging from the vassal.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. corrodium, corredium, conredium, furniture, provision: cf. OF. conroi,. See, Curry
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. conroi.