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disseise


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  by  of  as  to  disseize  a  tenant  of  his  freehold.  [Written 
  also  {disseise}.] 
 
  Which  savage  beasts  strive  as  eagerly  to  keep  and  hold 
  those  golden  mines,  as  the  Arimaspians  to  disseize  them 
  thereof.  --Holland.