noun[mass noun] Law
- 1Possession of land by freehold: seisin is the concept which connects the person with the land itself [count noun]: a title based on an older seisinMore example sentences
- There is, moreover, a further point not taken by any of the experts on Italian law which seems to me to have a bearing on the question of seisin.
- Taking account of this general proposition, the question of seisin in this context must be decided in accordance with the national procedural laws of Contracting States.
- Had they completed the purchase of the option, those rights would have been extinguished by unity of seisin.
- 1.1British • historical Possession, especially of land: Richard Fitzhugh did not take seisin of his lands until 1480More example sentences
- As one biographer reported: ‘Before the archbishop's men could get seisin of the manor, there was nothing left on them - not an ox nor a cow, capon or hen, horse, pig, sheep or full bin of corn.’
- Since the earliest times, title to land has been based on a form of possession, technically called seisin.
Middle English: from Old French seisine, from saisir 'seize'.
More definitions of seisinDefinition of seisin in:
- The US English dictionary