Sucken Suck"en, n. [See {Socome}, {Soc}.] (Scots Law) The jurisdiction of a mill, or that extent of ground astricted to it, the tenants of which are bound to bring their grain thither to be ground. [1913 Webster]

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  • sucken — I. ˈsəkən noun ( s) Etymology: alteration of soken Scots law : the lands subject to the thirlage of a mill II. adjective Etymology: short for obsolete English bond sucken, from English …   Useful english dictionary

  • sucken — suck·en …   English syllables

  • Thirlage — was the term used for the law in regard of the milling of grain for personal or other uses. Vassals in a feudal barony were thirled to their local mill owned by the feudal superior. People so thirled were called suckeners and had no choice but to …   Wikipedia

  • suckener — k(ə)nər noun ( s) Scots law : a tenant bound to grind his grain at the mill of a sucken * * * suckˈener noun A tenant under the sucken or thirlage system • • • Main Entry: ↑sucken …   Useful english dictionary

  • insucken — adjective Etymology: in (I) + sucken Scotland : situated in or astricted to a sucken …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thirlage — Thirl age, n. [Cf. {Thrall}.] (Scots Law) The right which the owner of a mill possesses, by contract or law, to compel the tenants of a certain district, or of his sucken, to bring all their grain to his mill for grinding. Erskine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outsucken — (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: out (IV) + sucken (n.) Scots law : not astricted to a particular mill for the grinding of corn compare thirlage …   Useful english dictionary

  • thirlage — ˈthərlij noun ( s) Etymology: alteration of Scots thrillage thralldom, from Middle English (Scots), from thril thrall + Middle English age : a feudal servitude, right, or service binding the tenants of a sucken to carry the grain produced there… …   Useful english dictionary

  • thirl — I. ˈthər(.ə)l noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English thyrel, from thurh through more at through dialect : hole …   Useful english dictionary

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