Pronunciation: (kôr'u-dē, kor'-), [key]
—pl. -dies. Old Eng. Law.
1. a right to receive maintenance in the form of housing, food, or clothing, esp. the right enjoyed by the sovereign or a private benefactor to receive such maintenance from a religious house.
2. the housing, food, or clothing so received. Also,corrody.
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