noun Medieval English Law.
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Example sentences from the Web for socage
It empowered persons possessed of land in free socage to give or devise same for the maintenance of the poor.
All future tenures created by the king to be in free and common socage, reserving rents to the Crown and also fines on alienation.
Some of them as tenants in free socage may maintain their position; many fall down into the class of tenants in villeinage.Domesday Book and Beyond|Frederic William Maitland
The agricultural services of the socage tenants had long disappeared.The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century|Richard Henry Tawney
Soc′ager, Soc′man, a tenant by socage; Soc′manry, tenure by socage.