alodialism, allodialism

the llth-century Anglo-Saxon estate system in which absolute possession was invested in the holder. — alodialist, allodialist, alodiary, allodiary, n.
See also: Land
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The shift from tenure to allodialism in the United States encouraged a more culturally sensitive approach to Native American rights.
In colonial America, the primary reason for the shift to allodialism was dissatisfaction with the inherently hierarchical feudal system.
Allodialism was introduced to the American colonies through specific legislative provisions enacted at different times in different states.
Allodialism would promote individual analysis of different modes of ownership, whether private, communal or customary in nature.
A shift from tenure to allodialism requires a change in entrenched perceptions of sovereignty and ingrained feudal instincts.
Brendan Edgeworth argues that the retention of the doctrine of tenure was founded upon 'the political and ideological functions played by this doctrinal mythology': see Brendan Edgeworth, 'Tenure, Allodialism and Indigenous Rights at Common Law: English, United States and Australian Land Law Compared after Mabo v Queensland' (1994) 23 Anglo-American Law Review 397, 427.