be seized of

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be seized of

  1. To remain in consideration of a matter
  2. To reserve the right to reconsider a matter, as in a deliberative assembly.
    Decides to remain seized of the matter

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used in the resolutions of an assembly, most commonly in the Security Council of the United Nations. In this context, it means that, while the Security Council is seized of a matter, no other organ of the United Nations may legally take it up, as under Article 12 of the UN Charter.
  • May also be written as "actively seized of" with identical meaning.

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