Definition for COR'O-DY, or COR'RO-DY

COR'O-DY, or COR'RO-DY, n. [It. corredo, provision; corredare, to furnish.]

An allowance of meat, drink, or clothing, due to the king from an abbey, or other religious house, for the sustenance of such one of his servants, as he thinks good to bestow on it. An allowance for the maintenance of any of the king's servants living in an abbey. – Cowel. Corodies, are a right of sustenance, or to receive certain allotments of victuals and provision for one's maintenance. In lieu of which, a pension or sum of money is sometimes substituted. – Blackstone. The king is entitled to a corody out of every bishopric, that is, to send one of his chaplains to be maintained by the bishop, or to have a pension allowed, till the bishop promotes him to a benefice. [This has fallen into disuse.] – Blackstone. According to the Italian, the latter word is the correct orthography.

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