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
- 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.