1. The lord's power or privilege of holding a court in a district, as in manor or lordship; jurisdiction of causes, and the limits of that jurisdiction. Liberty or privilege of tenants excused from customary burdens.
2. An exclusive privilege formerly claimed by millers of grrinding all the corn used within the manor or township which the mill stands. Soc and sac, the full right of administering justice in a manor or lordship.
Origin: AS. Soc the power of holding court, sway, domain, properly, the right of investigating or seeking; akin to E. Sake, seek. Sake, Seek, and cf. Sac, and Soke
Alternative forms: sock, and soke.