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- ‘Here and there a few islands of allodial tenure, free of all burdens, survived from distant times.’
- ‘Charlemagne introduced at the turn of the eighth century a system whereby actual service was only required of men in possession of a certain amount of allodial land.’
- ‘We declare our own property inherently allodial and unowed, and hereby signify that its confiscation by any government is unwilling.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.