Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun[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.
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