disseize

[ dis-seez ]
/ dɪsˈsiz /

verb (used with object), dis·seized, dis·seiz·ing. Law.

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

Nearby words

  1. dissecting cellulitis,
  2. dissection,
  3. dissection tubercle,
  4. disseise,
  5. disseisin,
  6. disseizee,
  7. disseizin,
  8. disselboom,
  9. dissemblance,
  10. dissemble

Origin of disseize

1250–1300; Middle English disseise < Anglo-French disseisir, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + seisir to seize

Related formsdis·sei·zor, noun

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