disseisin


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disseisin

The wrongful deprivation of possession of real property;a wrongful eviction.
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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.