noun Early English Law.
Examples from the Web for soke
Such is the best explanation that we can give of the men who sell their soke with their land.
St Mary has not enfeoffed these thegns; but by some royal grant she has two-thirds of the soke over them.
It is taken from one Manor alone, the great 'soke' of Eadwulfsness, in the north-east corner of the county.
The free man is the freer if he has soke and sake, if he has jurisdiction over other men.
And so of certain free men in Norfolk it is said that their soke is in the hundred for the third penny.