seisin

[ see-zin ]
/ ˈsi zɪn /
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noun Law.

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seizin

or sei·sin

[ see-zin ]
/ ˈsi zɪn /

noun Law.

(originally) possession of either land or chattel.
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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seisin

US seizin

/ (ˈsiːzɪn) /

noun

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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