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Feudal tenure of land by a tenant in return for agricultural or other nonmilitary services or for payment of rent in money.
[Middle English sokage, from soke, soke; see soke.]
1. (Law) English legal history the tenure of land by certain services, esp of an agricultural nature
2. (Law) English law the freehold tenure of land
[C14: from Anglo-French, from soc soke]
(in medieval England) the system permitting a tenant to hold land in exchange for specified services or the payment of rent, and not requiring military service on behalf of the lord.
burgage.See also: Land
burgageSee also: Property and Ownership