Soc (sŏk), n. [AS.
sōc 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.] [Written also sock, and soke.]
1. (O. Eng. Law) (a) 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. (b) Liberty or privilege of
tenants excused from customary burdens.
2. An exclusive privilege formerly claimed by
millers of grinding all the corn used within the manor or township
which the mill stands. [Eng.]
Soc and sac (O. Eng. Law), the full
right of administering justice in a manor or lordship.