soccage

socage

[sok-ij]
noun Medieval English Law.
a tenure of land held by the tenant in performance of specified services or by payment of rent, and not requiring military service.
Also, soccage.


Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English sokage < Anglo-French socage, equivalent to soc soke + -age -age

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socage (ˈsɒkɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  English legal history the tenure of land by certain services, esp of an agricultural nature
2.  English law the freehold tenure of land
 
[C14: from Anglo-French, from socsoke]
 
'socager
 
n

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