free socage


: a free tenure of land held by services of an honorable but not spiritual, military, or serviential nature

called also free and common socage

Word History


Middle English fre socage (translation of Medieval Latin socagium liberum), from fre free + socage

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“Free socage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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