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livery of seisin

liv·ery of seisin \ ˈli-və-rē- \

legal Definition of livery of seisin

: an ancient ceremony for conveyance of land by the symbolic transfer of a relevant item (as a key, twig, or turf) or by symbolic entry of the grantee called also investiture; see also feoffment

Origin and Etymology of livery of seisin

livery delivery, handing over, from Anglo-French liveree, from Old French livré, from livrer to hand over, from Latin liberare to free


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