Sake and soke


Sake and soke
Grants of sake and soke allowed the granter to intercept the fines and other profits of justice relating to his own estate which would otherwise have gone to the king; the rights of sake and soke are particularly associated with *bocland. [< OldEngl. sacu = dispute, esp. legal dispute; socn = enquiry, jurisdiction]

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