disseise

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verb dis·seise \(ˌ)di(s)-ˈsēz\

Definition of disseise

disseised

or

disseized

disseising

or

disseizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to deprive especially wrongfully of seisin :  dispossess

disseisor

play \-ˈsē-zər\ noun

Did You Know?

Disseise, "seisin" ("the possession of land or chattels"), and "seize" are all 13th-century words derived from the Anglo-French word seisir, meaning "to put in possession of." That’s the original meaning of English "seize" as well. ("Seize" can also be spelled "seise" in that sense.) The Magna Carta (the great charter of liberties, originally written in Medieval Latin and signed in 1215) is perhaps the most frequently quoted use of the word disseise: "No free man shall be … disseised … except by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land."

Variants of disseise

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disseize

Origin and Etymology of disseise

Middle English disseisen, from Anglo-French disseisir, dis- + seisir to put in possession of — more at seize


First Known Use: 14th century


Law Dictionary

disseise

transitive verb dis·seise \dis-ˈsēz\

Legal Definition of disseise

disseised

or

disseized

disseising

or

disseizing

  1. :  to deprive of seisin wrongfully :  unjustly dispossess

disseisor

\-ˈsē-zər\ play noun

Variants of disseise

or

disseize

\dis-ˈsēz\ play

Origin and Etymology of disseise

Anglo-French disseisir to dispossess, from Old French dessaisir, from des-, prefix marking reversal + saisir to put in possession of


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