seisin

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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

Origin and Etymology of 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 play \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

Origin and Etymology of seisin

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


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