soken

noun so·ken \ˈsōkən\

Definition of soken

plural

-s

  1. :  a district held by socage :  soke 2

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Origin and Etymology of soken

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 — more at seek


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