n. illegal seizure of another's property; state of being deprived of one's property

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  • disseizin — var of disseisin Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Disseizin — Dis*sei zin, n. [OF. dessaisine.] (Law) The act of disseizing; an unlawful dispossessing and ouster of a person actually seized of the freehold. [Written also {disseisin}.] Blackstone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disseizin — or disseisin [dis sē′zin] n. [ME disseisine < OFr dessaisine < dessaisir] Law a disseizing or being disseized; unlawful dispossession from real property …   English World dictionary

  • disseizin — noun see disseisin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disseizin — /dis see zin/, n. Law. 1. the act of disseizing. 2. the state of being disseized. [1250 1300; ME disseisine < AF. See DIS 1, SEIZIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • disseizin — dis·seizin …   English syllables

  • disseizin — dis•sei•zin [[t]dɪsˈsi zɪn[/t]] n. law the act of disseizing or the state of being disseized • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME disseisine < AF. See dis I, seisin …   From formal English to slang

  • disseizin — noun see disseisin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Post-disseizin — Post dis*sei zin, n. [Pref. post + disseizin.] (O. Eng. Law) A subsequent disseizin committed by one of lands which the disseizee had before recovered of the same disseizor; a writ founded on such subsequent disseizin, now abolished. Burrill.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • novel disseizin — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French novele disseisine : an ancient remedy in English law, abolished in 1833, for the recovery of land from which the owner had been recently disseized …   Useful english dictionary

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