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verb (used with or without object), seised, seis·ing.
  1. Chiefly Law. seize.
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Related formsseis·a·ble, adjectiveseis·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for seised

Historical Examples of seised

  • I ha' done a piece of work for which I am to be seised of seven farms in Kent land.

    Privy Seal

    Ford Madox Ford

  • And in that land he would die, as seised to leave it to us, his children.

  • And in that land he would die, as seised, to leave it to us, his children.

  • The description of him as seised in fee simple is a touch of genius.

  • And thus by consideration of her court she seised her land and holds it.

British Dictionary definitions for seised


US seize

  1. to put into legal possession of (property, etc)
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Derived Formsseisable, adjectiveseiser, noun

Word Origin for seise

variant of seize
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