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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Seizure  \Sei"zure\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  seizing,  or  the  state  of  being  seized;  sudden 
  and  violent  grasp  or  gripe;  a  taking  into  possession;  as 
  the  seizure  of  a  thief,  a  property,  a  throne,  etc 
  2.  Retention  within  one's  grasp  or  power;  hold  possession; 
  Make  o'er  thy  honor  by  a  deed  of  trust,  And  give  me 
  seizure  of  the  mighty  wealth.  --Dryden. 
  3.  That  which  is  seized,  or  taken  possession  of  a  thing  laid 
  hold  of  or  possessed. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  sudden  occurrence  (or  recurrence)  of  a  disease;  "he 
  suffered  an  epileptic  seizure"  [syn:  {ictus}] 
  2:  the  act  of  forcibly  dispossessing  an  owner  of  property  [syn: 
  {capture},  {gaining  control}] 
  3:  the  act  of  taking  of  a  person  by  force  [syn:  {capture}] 
  4:  the  taking  possession  of  something  by  legal  process 

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