disseisin


disseisin
dis·sei·sin or dis·sei·zin /di-'sēz-ən/ n [Anglo-French disseisine, from Old French dessaisine, from dessaisir to dispossess see disseise]: the act of disseising: the state of being disseised

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

disseisin
I noun arrogation, assuming ownership, attachment, capture, commandeering, compulsory acquisition, confiscation, deprivation, deprivation of possession, disendowment, displacement of rightful owner, dispossession, distraint, distress, divestment, exclusion of entitled owner, expropriation, forcible seizure, foreclosure, impropriation, ouster, prehension, privation of seisin, seizure, sequestration, take-over, taking, taking possession, taking without compensation, wrongful dispossession associated concepts: adverse possession, disseisin by election II index appropriation (taking), distress (seizure), expropriation (divestiture)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


disseisin
n.
The act of evicting someone from his or her property and taking it over as one’s own.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • disseisin — /dasiyzan/ Dispossession; a deprivation of possession; a privation of seisin; a usurpation of the right of seisin and possession, and an exercise of such powers and privileges of ownership as to keep out or displace him to whom these rightfully… …   Black's law dictionary

  • disseisin — /dasiyzan/ Dispossession; a deprivation of possession; a privation of seisin; a usurpation of the right of seisin and possession, and an exercise of such powers and privileges of ownership as to keep out or displace him to whom these rightfully… …   Black's law dictionary

  • disseisin — Disseizin Dis*sei zin, n. [OF. dessaisine.] (Law) The act of disseizing; an unlawful dispossessing and ouster of a person actually seized of the freehold. [Written also {disseisin}.] Blackstone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disseisin — noun a) The act of disseising. The United States cannot acquire jurisdiction tortiously or by disseisin of the state, or by occupancy with merely the tacit consent of the state. b) The act of depriving one of land or chattels …   Wiktionary

  • Disseisin — 1) Dispossession of land. (Sayles, George O. The King s Parliament of England, 144) 2) The act of wrongfully depriving a person of the seisin of lands, rents, or other hereditaments, as where a man not having right of entry on certain lands or… …   Medieval glossary

  • disseisin — or disseizin noun Etymology: Middle English dysseysyne, from Anglo French disseisine, from disseisir Date: 14th century the act of disseising ; the state of being disseised …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disseisin — dis·sei·sin (dĭs sēʹzĭn) n. Variant of disseizin. * * * …   Universalium

  • Disseisin — The act of dispossessing someone of their goods. Cf. Distrain; Seisin …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • disseisin — dis·sei·sin· || ‚dɪ siːzɪn n. illegal seizure of another s property; state of being deprived of one s property …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disseisin — dis·seisin …   English syllables


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