Sei"zin (?), n. [F. saisine. See Seize.]
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.
The act of taking possession.
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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