the act or an instance of seizing.
the state of being seized.
a taking possession of an item, property, or person legally or by force.
a sudden attack, as of epilepsy or some other disease.

1475–85; seize + -ure

nonseizure, noun
reseizure, noun Unabridged
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seizure (ˈsiːʒə)
1.  the act or an instance of seizing or the state of being seized
2.  pathol a sudden manifestation or recurrence of a disease, such as an epileptic convulsion

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Word Origin & History

"act of seizing," late 15c., from seize + -ure. Meaning "sudden attack of illness" is attested from 1779.
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Medical Dictionary

seizure sei·zure (sē'zhər)
A sudden attack, spasm, or convulsion, as in epilepsy.

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seizure   (sē'zhər)  Pronunciation Key 
A sudden episode of transient neurologic symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements, sensory disturbances and altered consciousness. A seizure is caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, which is often diagnosed on an electroencephalogram. See also epilepsy.
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Example sentences
Set against the dangers of all-out financial seizure, these risks seem worth taking.
The type of seizure depends on the part of the brain affected and cause of
She often has more than one seizure a day, mostly at night.
In a news release the following day, the school blamed the closure on the
  seizure of its bank accounts by its major lender.
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