soke

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soke

noun \ˈsōk\

Definition of SOKE

1
:  the right in Anglo-Saxon and early English law to hold court and administer justice with the franchise to receive certain fees or fines arising from it :  jurisdiction over a territory or over people
2
:  the district included in a soke jurisdiction or franchise

Origin of SOKE

Middle English soc, soke, from Old English soka, from Medieval Latin soca, from Old English sōcn inquiry, jurisdiction; akin to Old English sēcan to seek
First Known Use: 12th century

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