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n, pl -dies
1. (Historical Terms) (originally) the right of a lord to receive free quarters from his vassal
2. (Historical Terms) an allowance for maintenance
[C15: from Medieval Latin corrōdium something provided, from Old French corroyer to provide, of Germanic origin]
or cor•ro•dy(ˈkɔr ə di, ˈkɒr-)
n., pl. -dies.
1. a right in old English law to receive maintenance, esp. the right of a benefactor to receive housing, food, etc., from a religious house.
2. the housing, food, etc., so received.