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seise

[seez]
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

seise

US seize

verb
  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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