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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 seizin 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


Law Dictionary

seisin

noun sei·sin \ˈsēz-ən\

Legal Definition of seisin

  1. 1 :  the possession of land or chattels: as a :  the possession of land arising from livery of seisin — see also livery of seisin b :  the possession of a freehold estate in land by one having title thereto

  2. 2 :  the right to immediate possession of an estate or to immediate succession <seisin of an heir upon death of the testator>



Variants of seisin

or seizin \ˈsēz-ən\ play

Origin of seisin

Anglo-French seisine, from Old French saisine act of taking possession, from saisir to seize, of Germanic origin


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