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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *sōkniz (examination; contest; struggle).

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NounEdit

sōcn f (nominative plural sōcna)

  1. A seeking; search; exploration
  2. A desiring; attempt to acquire (something); probing
  3. A visit; visiting
  4. A place of attendance; a resort
  5. Protection; refuge; sanctuary; asylum
  6. A seeking with hostile intent; an attack
  7. (Anglo-Saxon law) Frequently used in connection with sacu: The exercise of judicial power; jurisdiction; right of inquisition; right of seeking, taking, or levying fines; revenue
    Ic an heom ealswā ðæt hȳ habben ðrofer saca and sōcna

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  • Middle English: soken, soke