Sunday, April 4, 2010


Seisin: possessed (land, etc)
(1) possession of land or chattel
(2) possession or right to possession characteristic of estates of freehold
(3) right to immediate possession of an estate or immediate succession

Livery of Seisin: ancient ceremony for conveyance of land by the symbolic transfer of a revelent item (key, twig, turf) or by symbolic entry of the grantee (ie: investiture)

(1) in the legal sense of to put in possession of, or to take possession of, hence, to grasp or seize
(2) possession of such an estate in land as was anciently thought worthy to be held by a free man.

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