Disseizin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Disseizin (Law) The act of disseizing; an unlawful dispossessing and ouster of a person actually seized of the freehold.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disseizin In law: In the most general sense, the wrongful privation of seizin; ouster.
    • n disseizin In old English law, the violent termination of seizin by the actual ouster of the feudal tenant, and the usurpation of his place and relation. It was a notorious and tortious act on the part of the disseizor, by which he put himself in the place of the disseizee, and, in the character of tenant of the freehold, made his appearance at the lord's court. (Kent.) In more modern use it includes silent entry and usurpation of enjoyment, under pretense of right, with or without title.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. dessaisine,

Usage

In literature:

Why should the disseizin of his soul have seemed shameful to him?
"Zuleika Dobson" by Max Beerbohm
Of freeholds only can a seizin be had, or a disseizin done.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
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