- a tenant holding land in socage.
Origin of sokeman
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Historical Examples of sokeman
And yet to all seeming the sokeman is essentially a villager.
The writ draws a marked line between the villein and the sokeman.
- (in the Danelaw) a freeman enjoying extensive rights, esp over his land
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