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sokeman

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

a tenant holding land in socage.

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Origin of sokeman

1250–1300; Middle English (<Anglo-French ) <Medieval Latin sokemannus<Old English sōcnsoke + manman

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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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