- (originally) possession of either land or chattel.
- the kind of possession or right to possession characteristic of estates of freehold.
Origin of seizin
Examples from the Web for seisin
Historical Examples of seisin
There were six men who expected rewards, but the wherewithal was held in seisin by other six.Tracks of a Rolling Stone
Henry J. Coke
Was perfected the sealing, livery, and seisin of my purchase of Sayes Court.The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2)
The English seneschal surrendered the six castles and the seisin of the land.The History of England
Judgment: let Matilda have her seisin and let Clement be in mercy for disseisin.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.
S. A. Reilly
The change of the heriot to the relief implies a suspension of ownership, and carries with it the custom of "livery of seisin."
- property law feudal possession of an estate in land