Socman

• (n.) One who holds lands or tenements by socage; a socager.
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Socman

Soc'man noun ; plural Socmen . [ See Socage .] (O. Eng. Law) One who holds lands or tenements by socage; a socager. Cowell.
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Socman

In old English law, a socman was a person holding a tenure by socage. A socman was distinguished from one holding tenure by the rendering of sporadic military service by the fact that he rendered a specific and regular service, and he stood in a class superior to the villein; thus petty serjeantry was a form of socage tenure. Free, simple or common...
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