Seisin meaning

sēzĭn
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.
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Legal possession of land, as a freehold estate.
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(law, common law, historical) A feudal term for an entitlement to a freehold estate with a right to immediate possession; still used in technical discussions of real property law today.
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Origin of seisin

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

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

  • 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