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As I'm reading a book concerning legal language, a sentence puzzles me a lot. Would you please help explain it for me. Tanks a lot.

It comes from Anglo-Saxons Charters.

also so it stonden

mid mete and mid manne

and mid Sake and Sokne

also ic it aihte

modern English:

as they stand with their produce and their men and with rights of jurisdiction as I owned them.

What is the meaning of the sentence in modern English?

Thank you.
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It would help if you gave us the full sentence, so we can know the antecedent of "they."

Otherwise, it's very confusing as to what "them" refers to - the "they" or the "men."
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this comes from feudal times...in that period when a person owned land he was also the owner of peasants, farms and things produced on the land... So I think this person is just confirming that everything he owns is still there in the same place on his land.

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johnkutiwhen a person owned land he was also the owner of peasants, farms and things produced on the land...
So if "they" are the peasants, who are "their men"?

Could "they" possibly refer to a number of separate "real properties"?

- or perhaps "lands," as we say, "all of these lands"?

Rgdz, - A.
I think that's a good guess. I was thinking maybe fields or farms...it's hard to tell from this little excerpt.
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I think that's a good guess - posted as anonymousEmotion: smile