noun Medieval English Law.
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Example sentences from the Web for socage
Thus, relief and heriot will still be paid for land in socage.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.|S. A. Reilly
Freehold appeared as chartered land (book-land),198 while socage was in truth copyhold secured by communal custom.Villainage in England|Paul Vinogradoff
He had just got to the bit about Raptu Haeredis, which—as of course you know, is a writ for taking away an heir holding in socage.The Girl on the Boat|Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
It is more correctly described as socage tenure, subject to the custom of gavelkind.
Soc′ager, Soc′man, a tenant by socage; Soc′manry, tenure by socage.