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socman

[sok-muh n, sohk-]
noun, plural soc·men.
  1. sokeman.
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Historical Examples of socman

  • It is a stepping-stone from villainage to socage, or rather to socman's tenure.

    Villainage in England

    Paul Vinogradoff

  • "The Socman of Minstead hath earned an evil name over the country side," he said.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • I, the Socman, am shorn of my lands that you may snivel Latin and eat bread for which you never did hand's turn.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • In the status of the socman, developed from the law of Saxon free-men, there was usually nothing of the kind.

    Villainage in England

    Paul Vinogradoff

  • Further, we see that the socman's tenure is distinguished from free tenure, socmen from freeholders.

    Villainage in England

    Paul Vinogradoff


British Dictionary definitions for socman

socman

sokeman (ˈsəʊkmən)

noun plural -men
  1. English history a tenant holding land by socage
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Word Origin for socman

C16: from Anglo-Latin socmannus; see soke
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