Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Villeins in socage tenure who were regarded as fixtures while they performed services due.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Vlllein-socmen, who could not be removed from the land while they did the service due. Bract, a 7; 1 Reeve, Eng. Law, 269.