sokeman

[ sohk-muh n ]
/ ˈsoʊk mən /
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noun, plural soke·men.

a tenant holding land in socage.

Nearby words

  1. soixante-neuf,
  2. sojourn,
  3. sojourner,
  4. sojourner truth,
  5. soke,
  6. sokemanry,
  7. soken,
  8. sokhumi,
  9. sokoto,
  10. sokotra

Also socman.

Origin of sokeman

1250–1300; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin sokemannus < Old English sōcn soke + man man1

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British Dictionary definitions for sokeman

sokeman

/ (ˈsəʊkmən) /

noun plural -men

(in the Danelaw) a freeman enjoying extensive rights, esp over his land
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