or disseize transitive verb (disseised or disseized; disseising or disseizing) Etymology: Middle English disseisen, from Anglo-French disseisir, dis- + seisir to put in possession of — more at seize Date: 14th century to deprive especially wrongfully of seisin ; dispossessdisseisor noun

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  • disseise — dis·seise or dis·seize /dis sēz/ vt dis·seised or dis·seized, dis·seis·ing, or, dis·seiz·ing [Anglo French disseisir to dispossess, from Old French dessaisir, from des , prefix marking reversal + saisir to put in possession of]: to deprive of… …   Law dictionary

  • disseise — Disseize Dis*seize , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disseized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disseizing}.] [Pref. dis + seize: cf. F. dessaisir.] (Law) To deprive of seizin or possession; to dispossess or oust wrongfully (one in freehold possession of land); followed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disseise — dis·seise (dĭs sēzʹ) v. Variant of disseize. * * * …   Universalium

  • disseise — dis·seise || ‚dɪ siːz v. wrongfully seize property by force, dispossess …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Disseise — To dispossess or deprive. Eleenzosynarius. Almoner. Enfeoffment. The act of investing with any dignity or possession …   Medieval glossary

  • disseise — dis·seise …   English syllables

  • disseise — /dɪsˈsiz/ (say dis seez) verb (t) (disseised, disseising) to deprive (a person) of seisin, or of the possession, of a freehold interest in land, especially wrongfully or by force; oust. Also, disseize. {Middle English disseyse(n), from Anglo… …   Australian English dictionary

  • disseise — /dasiyz/ To dispossess; to deprive …   Black's law dictionary

  • disseise — /dasiyz/ To dispossess; to deprive …   Black's law dictionary

  • disseise — …   Useful english dictionary

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