- Used attributively as modifier in compound terms to denote social and health services or issues as a whole, often separated with a hyphen from the headword.
- sote-uudistus -- social and health services reform
- Whanne that Aprille with his shoures sote / The droughte of March hath perced to the rote — Chaucer.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Fairfax to this entry?)
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 sote in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)