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soc Meaning, Definition & Usage

Soc noun
AS. soc the power of holding court, sway, domain, properly, the right of investigating or seeking; akin to E. sake, seek. Sake, Seek, and cf. Sac, and Soke.
  1. (O. Eng. Law) (a) The lord's power or privilege of holding a court in a district, as in manor or lordship; jurisdiction of causes, and the limits of that jurisdiction. (b) Liberty or privilege of tenants excused from customary burdens.
  2. An exclusive privilege formerly claimed by millers of grrinding all the corn used within the manor or township which the mill stands. Eng.

Webster 1913