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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.]


(dɪsˈsiːzɪn) or


(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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The tradition of native ownership, however, is not lost where, at the time of the enactment of the 1988 Constitution, reoccupation did not occur only as a result of reiterated disseisin by non-Indians (Petition 3388 of Roraima--Supreme Federal Court).
Although this type of suit was generally brought by a "novel disseisin" action, which provided a successful plaintiff with the remedy of a return to the status quo, Aldred successfully brought "an action on the case" so that he might be awarded damages.
(54) Ames and Maitland had a lengthy exchange of letters about Ames's article The Disseisin of Chattels, which was stimulated by Maitland's article The Seisin of Chattels, (55) These technical doctrines of early English common law are not particularly thrilling to most American legal historians today, but they were for the leading American and English legal historians of the late nineteenth century.
ver, Bened Walters D, "Spoliation and Disseisin: Possession under Threat and Its Protection Before and After 1215", en VERGENTIS, n.1 (2015), p.
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." (2) Or as put by another historian, W.
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."), overruled by Dombkowski v.
In 1166, the king created a Writ called novel disseisin, which imposed to the itinerant royal judge (sheriff) the task of bringing together twelve men, who should decide about the impositive loss of the land ownership; that was how the king eliminated the judicial duel that had been practiced until that moment.
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.