socage


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soc·age

 (sŏk′ĭj, sō′kĭj)
n.
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.]

soc′ag·er n.

socage

(ˈsɒkɪdʒ)
n
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]
ˈsocager n

soc•age

(ˈsɒk ɪdʒ)

n.
(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.
[1275–1325; Middle English sokage < Anglo-French socage=soc soke + -age -age]

socage

burgage.
See also: Land
burgage
See also: Property and Ownership
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.socage - land tenure by agricultural service or payment of rent; not burdened with military service
service - (law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him
Translations
torpparius
References in classic literature ?
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.
CTELM owned access equipment and truck mount producer Socage, which it sold in 2009, and this year it added another access equipment maker ATN to its stable.
Lastly, more than once I turned to the footnotes for a paragraph dealing with specific and obscure legal terminology, only to be redirected to general secondary studies (30 n18; 32 n21; 85 n19; 101 n2; 108 n28), or even a complete silence after a litany of terms like 'socage, escuage, burgage, frankalmoin, frankmarraige, villenage, and so on' (27, cf.
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These are seen as varying from place to place depending on the landlord's control, while issues such as partibility and socage affected local inheritance customs.