Soc and sac
Soc Soc (s[o^]k), n. [AS. s[=o]c 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}.] [Written also {sock}, 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. [1913 Webster]

2. An exclusive privilege formerly claimed by millers of grinding all the corn used within the manor or township which the mill stands. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

{Soc and sac} (O. Eng. Law), the full right of administering justice in a manor or lordship. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sac — Sac, n. [See {Sake}, {Soc}.] (O.Eng. Law) The privilege formerly enjoyed by the lord of a manor, of holding courts, trying causes, and imposing fines. Cowell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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