Translation of seizure in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈsiːʒər; ˈsiːʒə(r)/


  • 1 1.1 u (of power) toma (f)
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    • Force protection forces must flow in early to replace seizure of ground forces.
    • Peaceful reforms eventually began, but his movement was brought to a rude and abrupt stop by the military's seizure of power in 1962.
    • His seizure of power in 1969 was a ‘revolution’ rather than a coup d'état.
    1.2 u (capture) toma (f) 1.3 u c (of property) confiscación (f); (impoundment) embargo (m); (of cargo, contraband) confiscación (f), decomiso (m); (of arms, drugs) incautación (f)
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    • Those who remained behind during the war protected the family property from seizure and confiscation.
    • The Coast Guard is allowed to perform search and seizure without warrants, and they sometimes do tear boats to shreds, looking for cocaine.
    • No documentation was given to me setting out the grounds for the search and seizure of my property which then followed.
  • 2 c [Med] ataque (m) an epileptic seizure un ataque epiléptico
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    • A Canadian court heard how an epileptic driver had a seizure while driving and killed a cyclist.
    • The more serious problems associated with its abuse included epileptic seizures or heart attacks.
    • If you have ever had a seizure or epilepsy, this may not be the best choice of medication for you.

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