(originally) possession of either land or chattel.
the kind of possession or right to possession characteristic of estates of freehold.
- Sometimes sei·zin .
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How to use seisin in a sentence
This is of more value than a score of prisoners, although there's far less satisfaction in seizin' it.The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley | James Otis
This was the transferring of land under the old ceremony of the livery of seizin, a feudal ceremony.The Historical Child | Oscar Chrisman
Sussex, and others, to deliver seizin of all his lands in Sussex to certain persons therein named.Notes & Queries 1850.01.19 | Various
Th' bailiffs dhrove out in squads, seizin' cattle an' turnin' people into th' r-road.Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War | Finley Peter Dunne
There were some formal rites attending the transfer of the land and the ancient "livery of seizin" ceremony was duly enacted.Legends of Loudoun | Harrison Williams
British Dictionary definitions for seisin
property law feudal possession of an estate in land
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