sokeman

sokeman

[sohk-muhn]
noun, plural sokemen.
a tenant holding land in socage.
Also, socman.


Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin sokemannus < Old English sōcn soke + man man1

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socman or sokeman (ˈsɒkmən, ˈsəʊk-, ˈsəʊkmən)
 
n , pl -men
English history a tenant holding land by socage
 
[C16: from Anglo-Latin socmannus; see soke]
 
sokeman or sokeman
 
n
 
[C16: from Anglo-Latin socmannus; see soke]

sokeman (ˈsəʊkmən)
 
n , pl -men
(in the Danelaw) a freeman enjoying extensive rights, esp over his land

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