Seisin Definition

sēzĭn
noun
Legal possession of land, as a freehold estate.
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Webster's New World
The act or an instance of taking legal possession of land.
American Heritage
Property thus possessed.
American Heritage

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.

Webster's New World Law
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Other Word Forms of Seisin

Noun

Singular:
seisin
Plural:
seisins

Origin of Seisin

  • Middle English seysen, from Old French seisin, from the verb seisir, from Vulgar Latin *saciō, from the same Proto-Indo-European root as Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐍄𐌾𐌰𐌽 (satjan) and Old English settan. More at seize.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English seisine from Old French saisine from seisir to seize seize

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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