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
deedor 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 seizinmeans merely ownership.
- noun obsolete The act of taking possession.
- noun The thing possessed; property.
- noun (Eng. Law) See Note under
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- noun Alternative form of
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