Sei"zin (?), n. [F. saisine. See Seize.]

1. Law

Possession; possession of an estate or freehold. It may be either in deed or in law; the former when there is actual possession, the latter when there is a right to such possession by construction of law. In some of the United States seizin means merely ownership.

Burrill.

2.

The act of taking possession.

[Obs.]

3.

The thing possessed; property.

Sir M. Halle.

⇒ Commonly spelt by writers on law seisin.

Livery of seizin. Eng.Law See Note under Livery, 1.

 

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