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soke

[ sohk ]
/ soʊk /
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noun Early English Law.
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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Origin of soke

1250–1300; Middle English <Anglo-Latin soca<Old English sōcn attack, right of prosecution, jurisdiction (see soken); akin to sake1, seek
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British Dictionary definitions for soke

soke
/ (səʊk) /

noun English legal history
the right to hold a local court
the territory under the jurisdiction of a particular court

Word Origin for soke

C14: from Medieval Latin sōca, from Old English sōcn a seeking; see seek
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