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socage

[sok-ij] /ˈsɒk ɪdʒ/
noun, Medieval English Law.
1.
a tenure of land held by the tenant in performance of specified services or by payment of rent, and not requiring military service.
Origin of socage
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English sokage < Anglo-French socage, equivalent to soc soke + -age -age
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British Dictionary definitions for socage

socage

/ˈsɒkɪdʒ/
noun
1.
(English legal history) the tenure of land by certain services, esp of an agricultural nature
2.
(English law) the freehold tenure of land
Derived Forms
socager, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Anglo-French, from socsoke
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