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
Origin of socageME: see soke and amp; -age
Feudal tenure of land by a tenant in return for agricultural or other nonmilitary services or for payment of rent in money.
Origin of socageMiddle English sokage, from soke, soke; see soke.
- (obsolete) In the Middle Ages, a system whereby a tenant would pay a rent or do some agricultural work for the landlord.