U"dal (U"dal), n. [Icel. Oðal allodium, an hereditary estate; akin to Sw. odal allodial, Dan. odel.]

In Shetland and Orkney, a freehold; property held by udal, or allodial, right.


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U"dal, a.

Allodial; -- a term used in Finland, Shetland, and Orkney. See Allodial. Burrill.


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U"dal (?), n. & a. U"dal*born`, U"dal*er, U"dal*man, etc.

Vars. of Odal, etc. Obs. exc. in Shetland and the Orkney Islands, where udal designates land held in fee simple without any charter and free of any feudal character.


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