Soken

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Soken A district held by socage.
    • Soken A toll. See Soc n., 2. "Great sooken had this miller, out of doubt."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n soken A district or territory within which certain privileges or powers were exercised; specifically, a district held by tenure of socage.
    • n soken An exclusive privilege claimed by a miller of grinding all the corn used within the manor in which his mill stands, or of being paid for the same as if actually ground.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Soken a district held by tenure of socage: a miller's right to the grinding of all the corn within a certain manor
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Socome

Usage

In literature:

The heriot of a thegn who had soken came to be about 80s.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Appendant to this soken were various rights and privileges.
"The Customs of Old England" by F. J. Snell
He was the eldest son of an artist named Ogato Soken, and studied the styles of the Kano and Tosa schools successively.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2" by Various
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In news:

Paul Dirac, one of the discoverers of quantum mechanics, with part of a model airplane he was building with the physicist Patrick Blackett, near Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex, England, 1933.
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