the privilege of holding court, usually connected with the feudal rights of lordship.
a district over which local jurisdiction was exercised.
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How to use soke in a sentence
If that didn't seem tew influense me, I would soke in cold water for 12 months.Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings | Henry Wheeler Shaw
In the meantime eight or ten men have gathered the amole and soke.Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2) | Carl Lumholtz
The free man is the freer if he has soke and sake, if he has jurisdiction over other men.
They could give and sell their land, but the soke and the commendation and the service would remain to the Saint.
These free men could sell or give their land, but the commendation and the soke and sake would remain to St Edmund.
British Dictionary definitions for soke
the right to hold a local court
the territory under the jurisdiction of a particular court
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