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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See socage, socager.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of socage.

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  • OED: 1. The tenure of land by certain determinate services other than knight-service.

    b. With distinguishing epithets, esp. free or common (also free and common) socage, the ordinary form of this tenure.

    c. An estate held in socage. rare.

    d. A payment made to the superior by one holding land in socage. rare.

    2. attrib., as socage freehold, land, roll, service, tenant, tenure.

    November 20, 2008