Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An abbreviation of Society.
  • noun See soke.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The lord's power or privilege of holding a court in a district, as in manor or lordship; jurisdiction of causes, and the limits of that jurisdiction.
  • noun Liberty or privilege of tenants excused from customary burdens.
  • noun engraving An exclusive privilege formerly claimed by millers of grinding all the corn used within the manor or township which the mill stands.
  • noun (O. Eng. Law) the full right of administering justice in a manor or lordship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK, law, obsolete The lord's power or privilege of holding a court in a district, as in manor or lordship; jurisdiction of causes, and the limits of that jurisdiction.
  • noun UK, obsolete Liberty or privilege of tenants excused from customary burdens.
  • noun UK, obsolete An exclusive privilege formerly claimed by millers of grinding all the corn used within the manor or township in which the mill stands.
  • noun slang Sociology or social science

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