disseisin


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dis·sei·zin

or dis·sei·sin  (dĭs-sē′zĭn)
n. Law
Wrongful removal of a person from real property that is lawfully possessed.

[Middle English disseisine, from Anglo-Norman, variant of Old French dessaisine : des-, dis- + seisine, seisin; see seisin.]

disseisin

(dɪsˈsiːzɪn) or

disseizin

n
(Law) the act of disseising or state of being disseised
[C14: from Old French dessaisine; see dis-1, seisin]

disseizin, disseisin

the process of wrongfully or unlawfully dispossessing a person of his rightful real property.
See also: Crime
the process of wrongfully or unlawfully dispossessing a person of his rightful real property; deprivation of seizin.
See also: Property and Ownership
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Holt (the most distinguished historian of Magna Carta), Article 39 was "aimed" primarily against "arbitrary disseisin at the will of the king," against "summary process," and against "arrest and imprisonment on an administrative order.
1893) ("It is not merely the existence of a mistake, but the presence or absence of the requisite intention to claim title, that fixes the character of the entry and determines the question of disseisin.
Reading Star Chamber cases of forcible entry and disseisin, Whyte highlights the contested nature of the household through the categories of entries, boundaries, and the idea of a moral landscape.
SUTHERLAND, THE ASSIZE OF NOVEL DISSEISIN 74 (1973) (citation omitted).