According to Mbowura (2012), claims over allodial
rights in land are the main issues that underlay the Nawuri-Gonja conflict.
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
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.
have obtained, or may hereafter obtain, allodial
titles to their lands,
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
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.