common socage

common socage
Same as free socage.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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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

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

  • 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… …   Medieval glossary

  • free socage — noun Etymology: Middle English fre socage (translation of Medieval Latin socagium liberum), from fre free + socage : a free tenure of land held by services of an honorable but not spiritual, military, or serviential nature called also free and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • free socage — Medieval Hist. land held by a tenant who rendered certain honorable and nonservile duties to his lord. Also called free and common socage. Cf. villein socage. * * * …   Universalium

  • Free socage — Free Free (fr[=e]), a. [Compar. {Freer} ( [ e]r); superl. {Freest} ( [e^]st).] [OE. fre, freo, AS. fre[ o], fr[=i]; akin to D. vrij, OS. & OHG. fr[=i], G. frei, Icel. fr[=i], Sw. & Dan. fri, Goth. freis, and also to Skr. prija beloved, dear, fr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commune socagium — Common socage. Same as free socage …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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