seisin

noun
sei·​sin | \ˈsē-zᵊn \
variants: or seizin

Definition of seisin 

1 : the possession of land or chattels

2 : the possession of a freehold estate in land by one having title thereto

First Known Use of seisin

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for seisin

Middle English seisine, from Anglo-French, from seisir to seize — more at seize

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seisin

noun
sei·​sin
variants: or seizin \ ˈsēz-​ᵊn \

Legal Definition of seisin 

1 : the possession of land or chattels: as

a : the possession of land arising from livery of seisin — see also livery of seisin

b : the possession of a freehold estate in land by one having title thereto

2 : the right to immediate possession of an estate or to immediate succession seisin of an heir upon death of the testator

History and Etymology for seisin

Anglo-French seisine, from Old French saisine act of taking possession, from saisir to seize, of Germanic origin

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