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British Dictionary definitions for sasine


  1. Scots law the granting of legal possession of feudal property
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Word Origin

C17: Scots variant of seisin
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Historical Examples

  • Sasine, a mode of investiture in lands, according to ancient Scottish law.

    St. Ronan's Well

    Sir Walter Scott

  • To obviate this difficulty, the Scots Act 1449, c. 18, made possession of the subjects of the lease equivalent to sasine.