disseisin


Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to disseisin: disseizin

disseisin

The wrongful deprivation of possession of real property;a wrongful eviction.
References in periodicals archive ?
27) By using this remedy, known as the assize of novel disseisin, claimants could "submit their case to a jury of at least arguably knowledgeable local citizens rather than engage in trial by combat.
She reminds us that coverture was not applied to misdemeanours and exploits the records of the Court of Star Chamber to explore the involvement of families, and especially married women, in the misdemeanours of forcible entry, detainer, and disseisin.
At Clarendon, a further legal tool was adopted--that of the novel disseisin (i.
Example of the first; his Action was mean, betwixt the Disseisin made to him and his recovery; that is, in the interim.
For similar views in early American scholarship, see James Barr Ames, Disseisin of Chattels, 3 HARV.