Origin of villein socage
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How to use villein socage in a sentence
After the Norman invasion the name of Villein, a person attached to the villa, was given to the serfs.
It empowered persons possessed of land in free socage to give or devise same for the maintenance of the poor.
All future tenures created by the king to be in free and common socage, reserving rents to the Crown and also fines on alienation.
A case still more familiar to most readers is that of the word villain or villein.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
"I very much would like to see a villein drown," cried a lad of eleven years, son of the Sire of Bourgeuil.The Iron Trevet or Jocelyn the Champion|Eugne Sue