Socage

Socage was a certain kind of land tenure. Such land was held on the payment of a rent or services, and the holder was not a villein but a freeman. His obligations included the duty of attending at the court held by the lord of the manor. After the decay of feudalism socage tenure became freehold.
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socage

[n] - land tenure by agricultural service or payment of rent
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socage

Anglo-Saxon term for the free tenure of land by the peasantry. Sokemen, holders of land by this tenure, formed the upper stratum of peasant society at the time of the Domesday Book. ...
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Socage

Soc'age noun [ From Soc ; confer Late Latin socagium .] (O.Eng. Law) A tenure of lands and tenements by a certain or determinate service; a tenure distinct from chivalry or knight's service, in which the obligations were uncertain. The service must be certain, in order to be denomina...
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socage

noun land tenure by agricultural service or payment of rent; not burdened with military service
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Socage

• (n.) A tenure of lands and tenements by a certain or determinate service; a tenure distinct from chivalry or knight`s service, in which the obligations were uncertain. The service must be certain, in order to be denominated socage, as to hold by fealty and twenty shillings rent.
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socage

in feudal English property law, form of land tenure in which the tenant lived on his lord`s land and in return rendered to the lord a certain ... [1 related articles]
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socage

socage: see tenure.
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Socage

Socage dʒ was one of the feudal duties and hence land tenure forms in the feudal system. A farmer, for example, held the land in exchange for a clearly defined, fixed payment to be made at specified intervals to his feudal lord, who in turn had his own feudal obligations, to the farmer and to the Crown. In theory this might involve supplying the ...
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socage

feudal land tenure by fixed service
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