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disseisin Line breaks: dis|sei¦sin
Pronunciation: /dɪ(s)ˈsiːzɪn/
(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
  • In 1223 he was convicted of disseisin at Thoresway itself.
  • During Stephen's reign tenants faced the prospect of disseisin through the territorial disputes of magnates.
  • In its denunciation of unlawful disseisin and its mixture of fiction with historical figures and real events, this episode is reminiscent of Fouke Le FitzWaryn.


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

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