soc and sac

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From Old English sōcen and sacan, equivalent to the Anglo-Norman oyer and terminer.

Noun[edit]

soc and sac (uncountable)

  1. (Britain, law, historical) The right of a lord to hear and decide legal cases on his estate without recourse to other courts.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for soc and sac in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)