socage

noun
so·​cage | \ ˈsä-kij How to pronounce socage (audio) , ˈsō- \
variants: or less commonly soccage \ ˈsä-​kij How to pronounce socage (audio) \

Definition of socage

: a tenure of land by agricultural service fixed in amount and kind or by payment of money rent only and not burdened with any military service

Other Words from socage

socager \ ˈsä-​ki-​jər How to pronounce socage (audio) , ˈsō-​ \ noun

First Known Use of socage

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for socage

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from soc soke

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“Socage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/socage. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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