- the act of disseising or state of being disseised
C14: from Old French dessaisine; see dis- 1, seisin
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Examples from the Web for disseisin
For the lease could not, and the reversion would not be likely to, go by disseisin.
The question of "disseisin, or not," was a question of law, as well as fact.An Essay on the Trial by Jury
Judgment: let Matilda have her seisin and let Clement be in mercy for disseisin.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.
S. A. Reilly
Of course if a right had already been acquired before the disseisin different considerations would apply.
Disseisin, or forcible dispossession of freeholds, makes one of the most considerable articles in our law-books.