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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SUTHERLAND, THE ASSIZE OF NOVEL DISSEISIN 74 (1973) (citation omitted).
27) By using this remedy, known as the assize of novel disseisin, claimants could "submit their case to a jury of at least arguably knowledgeable local citizens rather than engage in trial by combat.