Definition of corrody in English:

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corrody

Pronunciation: /ˈkɒrədi/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural corrodies)

historical
A pension or provision for maintenance, especially as given regularly by a religious house.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French corodie, from a Romance word meaning 'preparation'.

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Line breaks: cor|rody

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