disseizin


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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.]

dis•sei•zin

(dɪsˈsi zɪn)

n.
the act of disseizing or the state of being disseized.
[1250–1300; Middle English disseisine < Anglo-French. 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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The above rule governs all the cases where divers persons resolve generally to resist all opposers in the commission of any breach of the peace, and to execute it with violence, or in such a manner as naturally tends to raise tumults and affrays, as by a violent disseizin, with great numbers, or to beat a man, or rob a park, or standing in opposition to the sheriff s posse, for they must at their peril, abide the merit of their actions who willfully engage in such bold disturbances of the public peace.