- (originally) possession of either land or chattel.
- the kind of possession or right to possession characteristic of estates of freehold.
Origin of seizin
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Examples from the Web for seizin
Th' bailiffs dhrove out in squads, seizin' cattle an' turnin' people into th' r-road.Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War</p>
Finley Peter Dunne
There were some formal rites attending the transfer of the land and the ancient "livery of seizin" ceremony was duly enacted.Legends of Loudoun
This is of more value than a score of prisoners, although there's far less satisfaction in seizin' it.The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley</p>
This was the transferring of land under the old ceremony of the livery of seizin, a feudal ceremony.The Historical Child