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Portsoken Ward

(London). The soken or franchise at the port or gate. It was formerly a guild called the “English Knighten Guild,” because it was given by King Edgar to thirteen knights for services done by them. (See Knighten Guild.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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