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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Land tenure by agricultural service or payment of rent.

Usage examples (32)
  • A minor might, however, inherit land held by what was known as socage tenure, which according to Sir William Blackstone
  • His right to the land, in fact, was not freehold, but tenure by villein socage.
  • The proprietors held their land in free and common socage, and the planters in the Northern Neck paid quitrents and fees to the proprietors rather than to the crown.
  • The fixed rent replaced the service, military or personal, required under feudal law; and the socage tenure in effect did not subject the land to the rules of escheat or... for more
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