Definition for SOC

SOC, n. [Sax. soc, from socan, secan, to seek, to follow, L. sequor.]

  1. Properly, the sequela, secta or suit, or the body of suitors; hence, the power or privilege of holding a court in a district, as in a manor; jurisdiction of causes, and the limits of that jurisdiction. – English Law. Wilkins. Lye.
  2. Liberty or privilege of tenants excused from customary burdens. – Cowel.
  3. An exclusive privilege claimed by millers of grinding all the corn need within the manor or township in which the mill stands. – Grose.

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