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Allodial System

A system of ownership by which an owner has all rights associated with possessing a property, subject only to limitations such as police power or eminent domain. The allodial system in its most extreme form is expressed in late Roman law: a property owner has the right to "use and abuse" his/her property.

allodial system

A system of real property law in which individuals may fully own all the rights associated with property and dispose of that property as they wish.The system had been evolving for many centuries,but the theory and the term were first clearly articulated by Thomas Jefferson in 1774,when he argued against an attempted land grab by King George III and used the theory to provide one of the supports for the American Revolutionary War.Contrast the allodial system with the feudal system, in which the sovereign owned all land and could grant usage rights to others, but those rights were revocable at will.

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According to Mbowura (2012), claims over allodial rights in land are the main issues that underlay the Nawuri-Gonja conflict.
The allodial title is the highest interest in land known in customary law, above which there can be no other interest.
Feudalism proper, according to Smith, like the royal charters of towns, was a political attempt by the monarch to reduce the power of such allodial lords.
Allodial Land--Land held in absolute ownership; fee simple, as opposed to feudal land.
Building Regulation, Market Alternatives, and Allodial Policy, New York, New York: Avebury Press, 1997.
American residents believed that Native Hawaiians would become civilized only when they adopted allodial (freehold) tenure, used the soil according to Christian principles of commerce, and converted to Protestantism.
The evidence for the antecedents' true identity is under their noses, particularly in Stern's solid explication of arcane quasi-legal concepts like allodial titles, land patents and common-law liens.
This they did by limiting marriage to one son in each generation, by establishment of entails and dowry funds, by shrewd use of litigation, and by using allodial and investment rather than feudal assets to dower daughters and provide for cadets.
a fief was sharply distinguished from allodial property.
492, 501 (1863) (holding that all property in Pennsylvania is allodial "purged of all the rubbish of the dark ages, excepting only the feudal names of things not any longer feudal").
156) Much as the Crown holds a radical or allodial title to all lands, making it the ultimate "owner" of the land, so now do the Nisga'a.