plural -s
: a district held by socage : soke sense 2

Word History


Middle English socne, soken soke, from Old English sōcn act of seeking, inquiry, exercise of judicial power, jurisdiction, district of jurisdiction; akin to Old Norse sōkn attack, action at law, parish, Gothic sokns search, inquiry, Old English sēcan to search

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“Soken.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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