primer seisin

noun
prim·​er seisin | \ ˈprimə(r), -īmə(r)- \

Definition of primer seisin

: a right of the crown to exact from the heir of a tenant in capite seised of a knight's fee one year's profits of the land in addition to the ordinary relief if the lands were in immediate possession or half a year's profits if the lands were in reversion expectant on a life estate

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History and Etymology for primer seisin

Middle English primer cession, primer season, from primer entry 2 + cession, season, alteration of seisine seisin

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“Primer seisin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/primer%20seisin. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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