seisin definition by Webster's New World
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seisin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Legal possession of land, as a freehold estate.
- a. The act or an instance of taking legal possession of land.b. Property thus possessed.
Origin: Middle English seisine, from Old French saisine, from seisir, to seize; see seize.
seisin - Business Definition
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Business Terms Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
In law, possession of an asset. For example, the owner of an apartment building has seisin.
seisin - Legal Definition
Ownership of land; used in early British law, because ownership of the land belonged to the sovereign. It referred to the person in possession of a freehold estate. See also covenant.