guardian in socage

A guardian of an infant under 14 years inheriting lands held in socage, the guardian being the next of blood to the heir and one who could by no possibility inherit the socage estate in guardianship. 25 Am J1st G & W § 5.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • guardian in socage — the guardian of an infant who inherited lands held in socage under feudal tenure …   Useful english dictionary

  • socage — Land tenure by nonmilitary service. See common socage; free socage; guardian in socage; simple socage …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • guardian — A person lawfully invested with the power, and charged with the duty, of taking care of the person and managing the property and rights of another person, who, for defect of age, understanding, or self control, is considered incapable of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • guardian by election — a guardian elected by an infant himself having lands in socage upon attaining his 14th year …   Useful english dictionary

  • natural guardian — noun 1. : a guardian by natural relationship having custody of the person but not the property of a minor and under common law being constituted by the father if fit and upon his death or incapacity the mother and in the absence of lawful parents …   Useful english dictionary

  • Free socage — Free Free (fr[=e]), a. [Compar. {Freer} ( [ e]r); superl. {Freest} ( [e^]st).] [OE. fre, freo, AS. fre[ o], fr[=i]; akin to D. vrij, OS. & OHG. fr[=i], G. frei, Icel. fr[=i], Sw. & Dan. fri, Goth. freis, and also to Skr. prija beloved, dear, fr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tutor — /t(y)uwter/ One who teaches, usually a private instructor. State ex rel. Veeder v. State Board of Education, 97 Mont. 121, 33 P.2d 516, 522. In the civil law, this term corresponds nearly to guardian (i.e., a person appointed to have the care of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • dower de la plus belle — /dawar da la plyuw bel/ L. Fr. Dower of the fairest [part]. A species of ancient English dower, incident to the old tenures, where there was a guardian in chivalry, and the wife occupied lands of the heir as guardian in socage. If the wife… …   Black's law dictionary

  • dower de la pluis beale — /dawar da la plyuw bel/ L. Fr. Dower of the fairest [part]. A species of ancient English dower, incident to the old tenures, where there was a guardian in chivalry, and the wife occupied lands of the heir as guardian in socage. If the wife… …   Black's law dictionary

  • avail of marriage — In feudal law, the right of marriage, which the lord or guardian in chivalry had of disposing of his infant ward in matrimony. A guardian in socage had also the same right, but not attended with the same advantage. 2 Bl.Comm. 88 …   Black's law dictionary

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