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soke  audio  (sk) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. In early English law, the right of local jurisdiction, generally one of the feudal rights of lordship.
  2. The district over which soke jurisdiction was exercised.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Medieval Latin sca, from Old English scn, act of seeking; see sg- in Indo-European roots


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