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disseisin Line breaks: dis|sei¦sin
Pronunciation: /dɪ(s)ˈsiːzɪn/

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(also disseizin)

Definition of disseisin in English:


[mass noun] Law , historical
The seizure of land belonging to someone else: inquiries by the sheriff or the justices on questions of disseisin of land
More example sentences
  • From 1833,old notions of adverse possession, disseisin or ouster from possession should not have formed part of judicial decisions.
  • The juries under the Grand Assize replied under oath to inquiries by the sheriff or the justices on questions relating to right to land or questions of disseisin of land.
  • In 1223 he was convicted of disseisin at Thoresway itself.


Late Middle English: from Old French dessaisine, from dis- + seisin.

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