Definitions for "Soke"
See Soc.
One of the small territorial divisions into which Lincolnshire, England, is divided.
Land attached to a central manor for payment of dues and for judicial purposes. Often large units - perhaps of very ancient origin. (Wood, Michael. Domesday: A Search for the Roots of England, 214) In London, the estate within the city of a lord who retained some jurisdiction over his tenants. (Reynolds, Susan. An Introduction to the History of English Medieval Towns, 200) Note: from soc (Old English) = jurisdiction Related terms: Sake
The founder of a martial arts school. Sugita, Shuho: Founder of the Jishukan Ryu in 1947
(soe-kay) “the head of the family” or “founding family
Japanese title that means "headmaster" (or sometimes translated as "head of the family" or even "grand master," although the latter usage is a common Western misconception). It can mean one who is the leader of any school or the master of a style, but it is most commonly used as a highest level Japanese title, referring to the singular leader of a school or style of martial art.