WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
soc•age  (sokij),USA pronunciation n.  Medieval Eng. Law.
  1. Lawa tenure of land held by the tenant in performance of specified services or by payment of rent, and not requiring military service.
Also,  soccage. 
  • Anglo-French socage, equivalent. to soc soke + -age -age
  • Middle English sokage 1275–1325


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

socage /ˈsɒkɪdʒ/ n
  1. the tenure of land by certain services, esp of an agricultural nature
Etymology: 14th Century: from Anglo-French, from soc soke



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