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  1. the act of disseising or state of being disseised
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Word Origin

C14: from Old French dessaisine; see dis- 1, seisin
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Examples from the Web for disseisin

Historical Examples

  • For the lease could not, and the reversion would not be likely to, go by disseisin.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • The question of "disseisin, or not," was a question of law, as well as fact.

  • Judgment: let Matilda have her seisin and let Clement be in mercy for disseisin.

  • Of course if a right had already been acquired before the disseisin different considerations would apply.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • Disseisin, or forcible dispossession of freeholds, makes one of the most considerable articles in our law-books.