socage

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from soc soke

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of socage was in the 14th century

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“Socage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/socage. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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