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disseise

[ dis-seez ]
/ dɪsˈsiz /
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verb (used with object), dis·seised, dis·seis·ing.Law.

to deprive (a person) of seizin, or of the possession, of a freehold interest in land, especially wrongfully or by force; oust.

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Sometimes dis·seize .

Origin of disseise

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English disseise, from Anglo-French disseisir, equivalent to dis- prefix with negative or reversing force + seisir “to take, seize”; see origin at dis-1, seize

OTHER WORDS FROM disseise

dis·sei·sor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disseise

disseise

disseize

/ (dɪsˈsiːz) /

verb

(tr) property law to deprive of seisin; wrongfully dispossess of a freehold interest in land

Derived forms of disseise

disseisor or disseizor, noun

Word Origin for disseise

C14: from Anglo-Norman desseisir, from dis- 1 + seize
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