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seisin

noun sei·sin \ˈsē-zən\

Definition of seisin

  1. 1 :  the possession of land or chattels

  2. 2 :  the possession of a freehold estate in land by one having title thereto



Variants of seisin

or sei·zin play \ˈsē-zən\

Origin of seisin

Middle English seisine, from Anglo-French, from seisir to seize — more at seize


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with seisin


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