socage

play
noun so·cage \ˈsä-kij, ˈsō-\
variants: or less commonly

soccage

play \ˈsä-kij\

Definition of socage

  1. :  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

play \ˈsä-ki-jər, ˈsō-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of socage

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from soc soke


First Known Use: 14th century


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