Free socage

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Related to Free socage: Soccage
(O.Eng. Law) a feudal tenure held by certain services which, though honorable, were not military.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Above all, the owner of the soil could still hold his head high as the veritable Socman of Minstead--that is, as holding the land in free socage, with no feudal superior, and answerable to no man lower than the king.
It serves also to prove the entitlement to free socage. The Brits have generally guarded this information, choosing to take quiet amusement from the mistaken use of the term by lawyers in this country.