disseize

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Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ seize: compare French dessaisir.

Verb[edit]

disseize (third-person singular simple present disseizes, present participle disseizing, simple past and past participle disseized)

  1. (law) To deprive of seizin or possession; to dispossess or oust wrongfully (one in freehold possession of land).
    to disseize a tenant of his freehold
    Which savage beasts strive as eagerly to keep and hold those golden mines, as the Arimaspians to disseize them thereof. — Holland.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.