Definition of Seisin

1. n. See Seizin.

Definition of Seisin

1. Noun. (legal common law historical ) A feudal term for an entitlement to a freehold estate with a right to immediate possession; still used in technical discussions of real property law today. ¹

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Definition of Seisin

1. seizin [n -S] - See also: seizin

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Seisin

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Literary usage of Seisin

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1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"There are four requisites necessary to make a tenancy by the curtesy; marriage, seisin of the wife, issue, and death of the wife.™ 1. ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"The law requires a seisin In fact to give curtesy, seisin in law not giving it. ... It does not say In words that he had seisin or possession In fact. ..."

3. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I. by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1898)
"seisin of In the second place, this word ' seisin' was used of all manner of ... At a later date to speak of a person as being seised, or in seisin of, ..."

4. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"seisin and The idea of seisin seems to be closely connected in our ... A man is in seisin of land..when he is enjoying it or in a position to enjoy it; ..."

5. A Digest of the Laws of England by Anthony Hammond, John Comyns (1826)
"{ Where a patent issues of vacant lands, the patentee acquires a constructive actual seisin of the lands within his patent- ..."

6. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1905)
""seisin" means merely ownership, and a distinction between seisin In deed and seisin In ... seisin was originally the completion of the fendal investiture. ..."

7. Elementary Law by William Callyhan Robinson (1910)
"seisin is thus the indispensable and inseparable attribute of a freehold estate in corporeal real property; and as such an estate cannot be created without ..."

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