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    Debtor and Creditor.—Seizure of Goods for a Debt
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n seizure the taking possession of something by legal process
    • n seizure the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
    • n seizure the act of taking of a person by force
    • n seizure a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease "he suffered an epileptic seizure"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dogs can be trained to detect an upcoming epileptic seizure
    • Seizure Retention within one's grasp or power; hold; possession; ownership. "Make o'er thy honor by a deed of trust,
      And give me seizure of the mighty wealth."
    • Seizure That which is seized, or taken possession of; a thing laid hold of, or possessed.
    • Seizure The act of seizing, or the state of being seized; sudden and violent grasp or gripe; a taking into possession; as, the seizure of a thief, a property, a throne, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n seizure The act of seizing; the act of taking or laying hold; a taking possession, either legally or by force: as, the seizure of smuggled goods by revenue officers; seizure of arms by a mob.
    • n seizure The fact of being seized or in possession of anything; possession; hold.
    • n seizure The thing seized; the thing taken hold or possession of.
    • n seizure A sudden onset or attack, as of some malady, emotion, panic, or the like; a spell; a turn.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Seizure sē′zhūr act of seizing: capture: grasp: the thing seized: a sudden attack.
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In literature:

But Polish seizures would give them provinces to which nobody has laid claim, and which nobody can envy.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844" by Various
It was an apoplectic seizure, the doctors told us later, brought on by excessive nervous irritation of the brain.
"The Passenger from Calais" by Arthur Griffiths
On one occasion some soldiers were sent to protect the gauger, who was bent on making an important seizure.
"The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent" by S.M. Hussey
Our efforts were rewarded by the seizure of the enemy's horses, which we valued even more than their persons.
"In the Shadow of Death" by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
In this last seizure, the house of Austria had no immediate hand.
"An Inquiry into the Permanent Causes of the Decline and Fall of Powerful and Wealthy Nations." by William Playfair
Death came in two or three days, sometimes on the very day of seizure.
"Historical Tales, Vol 5 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
By the seizure of that place as a base he planted himself firmly upon the scene of action.
"The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence" by A. T. Mahan
When a stiff brandy had restored the power of speech to Mr. Pottigrew, he described the remarkable and alarming seizure he had just experienced.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, September 1st, 1920" by Various
He had been making for his quarters when the seizure had taken him.
"Plague Ship" by Andre Norton
England and France refused to give up search and seizure.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard

In poetry:

Shut not so soon; the dull-eyed night
Has not as yet begun
To make a seizure on the light,
Or to seal up the sun.
"To Daisies, Not To Shut So Soon" by Robert Herrick
I mused: saw the pup ease his heart
Of his instinct for chasing, and sink
Overwrought by excitement so new:
A scene that for Koby to view
Was the seizure of nerves in a link.
"To Children: For Tyrants" by George Meredith
This is the fortune of manhood: the natural peril,
A steeplejack tower, bonerailed and masterless,
No death more natural;
Thus the shadowless man or ox, and the pictured devil,
In seizure of silence commit the dead nuisance.
The natural parallel.
"I, In My Intricate Image" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

In a novel action, the US calls MS-13 a criminal organization, allowing restrictions and seizure of assets.
Has brain surgery to ease seizures.
After 14 years of day and night seizures, Hannah Marsh has been seizure-free for five months.
Hours later, she suffered a seizure.
Up to 10% of the population will have at least one seizure, World Health Organization says.
The other seizure took place at a different bridge when officers discovered eight bundles with 14.4 pounds of cocaine hidden inside a truck.
The drivers in both seizures were turned over to federal agents.
The Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation has awarded " Brie " Johnson, a seizure alert Labrador Retriever that serves Marla Johnson, with its first annual Outstanding Service Dog Award.
She tended to have seizures when she brushed her teeth vigorously.
Montcalm Area Intermediate School District Superintendent Scott Koenigsknecht said the 22-year-old student suffered a serious seizure around 3:20 pm, then stopped breathing.
A Republican senator is asking Myanmar's president for answers over the reported seizure of a ship's cargo bound for Myanmar with potential nuclear uses.
A US senator is asking Myanmar's president for answers over the reported seizure of a ship's cargo bound for Myanmar with potential nuclear uses.
Eggleston was known to have seizures and was taking two types of medication.
John Bryson resigns as commerce secretary , citing recent seizure.
John Bryson resigns as Commerce secretary , citing seizure.

In science:

This mechanism may play a role in epileptic seizures.
Self-Sustaining Oscillations in Complex Networks of Excitable Elements
Abstract. A Knowledge Management System developed for supporting creation, capture, storage and dissemination of information about Epilepsy and Epileptic Seizures is presented. We present an Ontology on Epilepsy and a Web-based prototype that together create the KMS.
Ontology and Knowledge Management System on Epilepsy and Epileptic Seizures
Mechanical and temperature stressor-induced seizure-and-paralysis behaviors in drosophila bang-sensitive mutants.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
In the physiological realm claims of promising results have been reported about applications of the nonlinear time series analysis to the study of brain signals (EEG), especially in predicting the onset of epileptic seizure (Sakellares et al. 1986).
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Lehnertz, On the predictability of epileptic seizures, Clin.
Precursors of extreme increments