Definition of Soken

1. n. A toll. See Soc, n., 2.



Definition of Soken

1. 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, 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. ¹

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Definition of Soken

1. a district [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soken

sojourning
sojournment
sojournments
sojourns
soju
sokah
sokahs
sokaiya
sokaiyas
soke
sokeman
sokemanries
sokemanry
sokemans
sokemen
soken (current term)
sokens
sokes
soko
sokol
sokols
sokosho
sokubiotoshi
sol-fa
sol gel transformation
sola
sola gratia
sola topee
sola topi

Literary usage of Soken

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1. The Constitutional History of England in Its Origin and Development by William Stubbs (1903)
"Mr. Adams also urges that the word soken, soen, before the Conquest does not mean jurisdiction, but the profit of jurisdiction (p. ..."

2. London: Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis by David Hughson (1805)
"... he gave to them likewise an acquittal of murder within the city, and in Port- soken. That none wage battle: that they discharge themselves of the pleas ..."

3. An Historical and Statistical Account of the Isle of Man, from the Earliest by Joseph Train (1845)
"... Suit, and soken—Ways of Ease and Sufferance—Bridgen—Use of Lime introduced by Governor ... soken ..."

4. Eastern England: From the Thames to the Humber by Walter White (1865)
"... of the Colne — Mersey Island — Touches of Dialect—Wheeley— Thorpe-le-soken — Kirby — Walton on the Naze — Its Aspects and Habits—A Lobster, Sir ! ..."

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