soke

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English soke, from Medieval Latin (Anglo-Latin) sōca "right of jurisdiction", from Old English sōcn (jurisdiction, prosecution, literally act of seeking), from Proto-Germanic *sōknō (seeking, inquiry), from Proto-Indo-European *sāg(')- (to track). Cognates: see English soken. More at sake, seek.

Noun[edit]

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soke (plural sokes)

  1. (obsolete) Any of several medieval rights, either to hold a court, or to receive fines.
  2. (obsolete) A district under a particular jusridiction.

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