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villein socage

noun, Medieval History.
land held by a tenant who rendered to a lord specified duties of a servile nature.
Compare free socage.
Origin of villein socage
First recorded in 1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • His right to the land, in fact, was not freehold, but tenure by villein socage.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman

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