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disseize Line breaks: dis|seize
Pronunciation: /dɪ(s)ˈsiːz/

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(also disseise)

Definition of disseize in English:

verb

[with object] Law , historical
Dispossess (someone) of land or property: his ancestors had held the land but had been disseized in the fifteenth century
More example sentences
  • The king restored him to his household and council, with his livings and possessions, from which he had been disseized before.
  • John supported his claim to the barony of Trowbridge, which he received in 1213 when the king disseized Henry de Bohun.
  • Sir Peter Carew claimed the barony of Idrone as his inheritance on the basis that his ancestors had held the land but had been disseized in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth century.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French dessaisir 'dispossess', from dis- + seize.

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