from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of seisin.
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- n. Alternative form of seisin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Possession; possession of an estate of froehold. It may be either in deed or in law; the former when there is actual possession, the latter when there is a right to such possession by construction of law. In some of the United States seizin means merely ownership.
- n. The act of taking possession.
- n. The thing possessed; property.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law: Originally, the completion of the ceremony of feudal investiture, by which the tenant was admitted into his freehold.
- n. Hence— Possession as of freehold—that is, the possession which a freeholder could assert and maintain by appeal to law.
- n. Possession of land actual or constructive under rightful title.
- n. The thing possessed.
- n. (e ) Ownership and possession of chattels.
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