Livery of seizin
Seizin Sei"zin, n. [F. saisine. See {Seize}.] 1. (Law) Possession; possession of an estate of froehold. It may be either in deed or in law; the former when there is actual possession, the latter when there is a right to such possession by construction of law. In some of the United States seizin means merely ownership. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of taking possession. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

3. The thing possessed; property. --Sir M. Halle. [1913 Webster]

Note: Commonly spelt by writers on law seisin. [1913 Webster]

{Livery of seizin}. (Eng. Law) See Note under {Livery}, 1. [1913 Webster]


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  • livery of seizin — Livery Liv er*y, n.; pl. {Liveries}. [OE. livere, F. livr[ e]e, formerly, a gift of clothes made by the master to his servants, prop., a thing delivered, fr. livrer to deliver, L. liberare to set free, in LL., to deliver up. See {Liberate}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Livery gown — Livery Liv er*y, n.; pl. {Liveries}. [OE. livere, F. livr[ e]e, formerly, a gift of clothes made by the master to his servants, prop., a thing delivered, fr. livrer to deliver, L. liberare to set free, in LL., to deliver up. See {Liberate}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • livery in deed — Livery Liv er*y, n.; pl. {Liveries}. [OE. livere, F. livr[ e]e, formerly, a gift of clothes made by the master to his servants, prop., a thing delivered, fr. livrer to deliver, L. liberare to set free, in LL., to deliver up. See {Liberate}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • livery in law — Livery Liv er*y, n.; pl. {Liveries}. [OE. livere, F. livr[ e]e, formerly, a gift of clothes made by the master to his servants, prop., a thing delivered, fr. livrer to deliver, L. liberare to set free, in LL., to deliver up. See {Liberate}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Seizin — Sei zin, n. [F. saisine. See {Seize}.] 1. (Law) Possession; possession of an estate of froehold. It may be either in deed or in law; the former when there is actual possession, the latter when there is a right to such possession by construction… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Liveries — Livery Liv er*y, n.; pl. {Liveries}. [OE. livere, F. livr[ e]e, formerly, a gift of clothes made by the master to his servants, prop., a thing delivered, fr. livrer to deliver, L. liberare to set free, in LL., to deliver up. See {Liberate}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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