See also: sōken

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English sookne, socne (district held by a socage) (> Medieval Latin sōca (right of jurisdiction), see soke), from Old English sōcn (jurisdiction, prosecution, soke, literally act of seeking), from Proto-Germanic *sōkniz (seeking, inquiry), from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (to follow, track). Akin to Gothic 𐍃𐍉𐌺𐌽𐍃 (sōkns, controversy), Old English sacu (legal case, dispute), sēcan (to seek), Swedish socken (parish), Danish sogn (parish). More at sake, seek, soke.

NounEdit

soken (countable and uncountable, plural sokens)

  1. (historical) The ancient right (usually conferred by royalty) to hold a local court of justice and levy specific fees and fines.
    1. The 'resort' (right) of specific farmers to have their grain ground at a specific mill or, inversely, the right of a mill to that custom.
    2. A right of prosecution and judgement.
  2. (historical) The area over which this right was established.
    Synonym: soke
  3. (obsolete) A place that is regularly frequented.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Webster's Dictionary
  • Oxford English Dictionary
  • Stow's Survey of London

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Middle EnglishEdit

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soken

  1. Alternative form of souken

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English stocking.

NounEdit

soken

  1. stocking