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sokeman

[sohk-muh n] /ˈsoʊk mən/
noun, plural sokemen.
1.
a tenant holding land in socage.
Also, socman.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin sokemannus < Old English sōcn soke + man man1
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British Dictionary definitions for sokeman

socman

/ˈsɒkmən; ˈsəʊk-/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(English history) a tenant holding land by socage
Word Origin
C16: from Anglo-Latin socmannus; see soke

sokeman

/ˈsəʊkmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(in the Danelaw) a freeman enjoying extensive rights, esp over his land
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