disseizin

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From Anglo-Norman disseisine; equivalent to dis- +‎ seizin.

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disseizin (countable and uncountable, plural disseizins)

  1. (law) The act of disseizing; an act of unlawful dispossessing, especially of someone's lands.
  2. (figuratively) Dispossession.
    • 1911, Max Beerbohm, Zuleika Dobson:
      Why should the disseizin of his soul have seemed shameful to him?

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