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also sei·zin  (sē′zĭn)
1. Legal possession of land, as a freehold estate.
a. The act or an instance of taking legal possession of land.
b. Property thus possessed.

[Middle English seisine, from Old French saisine, from seisir, to seize; see seize.]
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(ˈsiːzɪn) or


(Law) property law feudal possession of an estate in land
[C13: from Old French seisine, from seisir to seize]
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or sei•zin

(ˈsi zɪn)

1. possession or right to possession of an estate of freehold.
2. possession of either land or chattel.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French saisine=sais(ir) to seize + -ine -ine3]
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seizin, seisin

1. possession of a freehold estate.
2. the estate so possessed.
See also: Property and Ownership
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