seizin

seizin

[see-zin]
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; Middle English < Old French saisine, equivalent to sais(ir) to seize + -ine -ine2

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seisin or (US) seizin (ˈsiːzɪn)
 
n
property law feudal possession of an estate in land
 
[C13: from Old French seisine, from seisir to seize]
 
seizin or (US) seizin
 
n
 
[C13: from Old French seisine, from seisir to seize]

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