livery of seisin

liv·​ery of seisin
ˈli-və-rē-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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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“Livery of seisin.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/livery%20of%20seisin. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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