seisin

[see-zin]

seizin

or sei·sin

[see-zin]
noun Law.
  1. (originally) possession of either land or chattel.
  2. the kind of possession or right to possession characteristic of estates of freehold.

Origin of seizin

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French saisine, equivalent to sais(ir) to seize + -ine -ine2
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British Dictionary definitions for seisin

seisin

US seizin

noun
  1. property law feudal possession of an estate in land

Word Origin for seisin

C13: from Old French seisine, from seisir to seize
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