Soke vs Soken - What's the difference?

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Soke is a related term of soken.


As nouns the difference between soke and soken

is that soke is (obsolete) any of several medieval rights, either to hold a court, or to receive fines while soken is the ancient right (usually conferred by royalty) to hold a local court of justice and levy specific fees and fines a 'soke' or 'soken' was the area over which this right was established more specifically, 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 also, specifically, a right of prosecution and judgement older meanings include a place that is regularly frequented the word 'soken' is used in stow (1598) in a way that implies regular usage / clear meaning, eg with reference to portsoken ward, outside the walls of the city of london which originated as a 'liberty' (a practically synonymous term) for a guild of knights .

soke

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete) Any of several medieval rights, either to hold a court, or to receive fines.
  • (obsolete) A district under a particular jusridiction.
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    soken

    English

    (Socage)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The ancient right (usually conferred by royalty) to hold a local court of justice and levy specific fees and fines. A 'soke' or 'soken' was the area over which this right was established. More specifically, 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. Also, specifically, a right of prosecution and judgement. Older meanings include a place that is regularly frequented. The word 'soken' is used in Stow (1598) in a way that implies regular usage / clear meaning, e.g. with reference to Portsoken Ward, outside the walls of the City of London which originated as a 'liberty' (a practically synonymous term) for a guild of knights.
  • References

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

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