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[mass noun] The seizure of land belonging to someone else.‘inquiries by the sheriff or the justices on questions of disseisin of land’
confiscation, impounding, commandeering, requisitioning, appropriation, expropriation, sequestrationView synonyms
- ‘In its denunciation of unlawful disseisin and its mixture of fiction with historical figures and real events, this episode is reminiscent of Fouke Le FitzWaryn.’
- ‘The juries under the Grand Assize replied under oath to inquiries by the sheriff or the justices on questions relating to right to land or questions of disseisin of land.’
- ‘In 1223 he was convicted of disseisin at Thoresway itself.’
- ‘From 1833,old notions of adverse possession, disseisin or ouster from possession should not have formed part of judicial decisions.’
- ‘During Stephen's reign tenants faced the prospect of disseisin through the territorial disputes of magnates.’
Late Middle English: from Old French dessaisine, from dis- + seisin.
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