Socage Tenure

Socage Tenure
♦ The humblest of medieval freehold tenures; the tenant is commonly a free man, an agricultural worker, who owes to his lord money rent or clearly specified agricultural services such as ploughing or harvesting.
(Hogue, Arthur R. Origins of the Common Law, 257)

Medieval glossary. 2014.

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  • Socage — 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… …   Wikipedia

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  • socage — [säk′ij] n. [ME: see SOKE & AGE] a medieval English system of land tenure in which a tenant held land in return for a fixed payment or for certain stated nonmilitary services to his lord …   English World dictionary

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  • socage — /sowkaj/ A species of tenure, in England, whereby the tenant held certain lands in consideration of certain inferior services of husbandry to be performed by him to the lord of the fee. In its most general and extensive signification, a tenure by …   Black's law dictionary

  • tenure — /tenyar/ Generally, tenure is a right, term, or mode of holding or occupying, and tenure of an office means the manner in which it is held, especially with regard to time. Winterberg v. University of Nevada System, 89 Nev. 358, 513 P.2d 1248,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • tenure — Synonyms and related words: adverse possession, alodium, appointment, berth, billet, burgage, claim, clamp, clasp, clench, clinch, clutch, colony, continuous tenure, de facto, de jure, dependency, derivative title, duration, employment,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • socage — Land tenure by nonmilitary service. See common socage; free socage; guardian in socage; simple socage …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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