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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In law: Originally, the completion of the ceremony of feudal investiture, by which the tenant was admitted into his freehold.
  • noun Hence— Possession as of freehold—that is, the possession which a freeholder could assert and maintain by appeal to law.
  • noun Possession of land actual or constructive under rightful title.
  • noun The thing possessed.
  • noun (e ) Ownership and possession of chattels.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Law) 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.
  • noun obsolete The act of taking possession.
  • noun The thing possessed; property.
  • noun (Eng. Law) See Note under Livery, 1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of seisin.

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