disseisin

noun

dis·​sei·​sin (ˌ)di(s)-ˈsē-zᵊn How to pronounce disseisin (audio)
variants or disseizin
: the act of disseising : the state of being disseised

Word History

Etymology

Middle English dysseysyne, from Anglo-French disseisine, from disseisir

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of disseisin was in the 14th century

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“Disseisin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disseisin. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Legal Definition

disseisin

noun
dis·​sei·​sin
variants or disseizin
: the act of disseising : the state of being disseised

History and Etymology for disseisin

Anglo-French disseisine, from Old French dessaisine, from dessaisir to dispossess see disseise

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