Corody Law and Legal Definition

Corody refers to a pension in food or such other things as may be required to sustain. The term “Corody” is derived from the Latin term “Corodium.” Corody, in feudal law, was an allowance of food, drink, lodging and similar necessities either specifically reserved in a grant to some religious foundation or implied from the fact of its having been founded by a particular person. The term is now obsolete and instead, the term pension is used in any event to describe this species of obligation. According to the Ancient English law, often the corody was provided by a religious institution.