Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural corrodies)historical
A pension or provision for maintenance, especially as given regularly by a religious house.
- A wealthy person could purchase a corrody, which provided for either care in the monastic community or cash at agreed intervals.
- She had bestowed its goods liberally on her brother and his children, and granted corrodies far too freely.
- Nor, for his part, had Peter protested his father's trading the townhouse on Blake Street for a corrody.
Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French corodie, from a Romance word meaning 'preparation'.
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