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seizin

[see-zin] /ˈsi zɪn/
noun, Law.
1.
(originally) possession of either land or chattel.
2.
the kind of possession or right to possession characteristic of estates of freehold.
Also, seisin.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Old French saisine, equivalent to sais(ir) to seize + -ine -ine2
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seisin

/ˈsiːzɪn/
noun
1.
(property law) feudal possession of an estate in land
Word Origin
C13: from Old French seisine, from seisir to seize
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