habere facias seisinam

noun
habere facias sei·​si·​nam | \ -ˈsēzəˌnam \

Definition of habere facias seisinam

: a common-law writ formerly used in real actions to recover seisin

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History and Etymology for habere facias seisinam

Medieval Latin, you should cause to have seisin

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“Habere facias seisinam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/habere%20facias%20seisinam. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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