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 and Etymology 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



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