noun Medieval English Law.
Origin of socage
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Historical Examples of socage
New conditions of holding superior to that of "socage" were introduced.The Danes in Lancashire and Yorkshire
S. W. Partington
A third part he divided among husbandmen, to hold of him in socage.Landholding In England
But did any hold of the king in socage, except on his demesne lands?
It is a stepping-stone from villainage to socage, or rather to socman's tenure.
It speaks of three species of socage—free, ancient demesne, and base.