primer seisin

noun

prim·​er seisin
ˈprimə(r),
-īmə(r)-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 4 Dec. 2023.

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