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SOC, noun [Latin 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.

2. Liberty or privilege of tenants excused from customary burdens.

3. An exclusive privilege claimed by millers of grinding all the corn used within the manor or township in which the mill stands.