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socage

or soc·cage

[ sok-ij ]
/ ˈsɒk ɪdʒ /
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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.

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Origin of socage

1275–1325; Middle English sokage<Anglo-French socage, equivalent to socsoke + -age-age
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British Dictionary definitions for socage

socage
/ (ˈsɒkɪdʒ) /

noun

English legal history the tenure of land by certain services, esp of an agricultural nature
English law the freehold tenure of land
socager, noun
C14: from Anglo-French, from soc soke
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