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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