- the act of one who seizes, or an instance of this
- the state or an instance of being seized
- Archaic a sudden attack of illness, as a stroke
- a sudden surge in electrical brain activity, resulting in convulsions, loss of consciousness, etc.
A patient receiving epilepsy monitoring to evaluate his seizures (seizer).
- Seizure is defined as the taking of something by force.
An example of seizure is a car being taken by the IRS for very delinquent taxes.
- The definition of a seizure is a sudden attack due to disease or other health issue.
An example of a seizure is a body convulsion brought on by epilepsy.
- The act or an instance of seizing or the condition of being seized.
- A sudden attack, spasm, or convulsion, as in epilepsy or another disorder.
- The act of taking possession, as by force or right of law.
- the seizure of a thief, a property, a throne, etc.
- The search warrant permitted the seizure of evidence.
- A sudden attack or convulsion, (e.g. an epileptic seizure).
- He fell to the floor and convulsed when the epilectic seizure occurred.
- A sudden onset of pain or emotion.
- He felt the sudden seizure of pain as the heart attack began.
- That which is seized, or taken possession of; a thing laid hold of, or possessed.
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seizure - Computer Definition
A signal over a line or trunk between connected equipment indicating a service or access request. The first step in establishing a stable call, a seizure or series of seizures creates a signaling path between the components, allowing supervision signaling. A seizure involves a physical state change in the circuit as a device goes off-hook and the circuit transitions from an idle state to a busy state and current flows, for example. See also line, signal, signaling and control, and trunk.
seizure - Legal Definition
- Cowed by the bold seizure of their leaders, the states of Holland submitted.
- An unwarranted seizure for debt was fined, as was the distraint of a working ox.
- A new descent into Italy, a new seizure of Rome, proved of no avail.
- Our sovereign alone has protested against the seizure of the Duke of Oldenburg's territory, and even...
- A considerable amount of personal property, including furniture, a small library, provisions, tools, agricultural implements, livestock and the proceeds of a life insurance policy, is also exempt from seizure for the satisfaction of debts.