seisin


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Related to seisin: disseisin, feoffment, Livery of seisin

seisin

The possession of real property by one who claims to own a freehold interest, which is generally everything except a leasehold interest.

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(316) The formalism of livery of seisin lives on in, for example,
There could be no gap in seisin. Title had to be somewhere in someone at all times." (footnote omitted)).
(11) The use frustrated the King's ability to collect taxes on death, through "livery of seisin" granting title to the deceased's heirs.
(33) <<Primer seisin was a feudal burden, only incident to the king's tenants in capite, and not to those who held of inferior or mense lords.
Requirement one is fairly straightforward, but requirement two poses the question of what is meant by "seized or possessed." Seisin is an ancient concept rooted in English feudal law.
(24) Affirming the damages judgment, the court in Hillsboro Cove, like the court in Beaullieu, appears to have premised its analysis on a case interpreting the covenant of seisin (the common law warranty from a seller to a buyer that "the grantor has the very estate in quantity and quality which he purports to convey").
We entered into conversation and I happened to say that I'd been pondering over the doctrines of consideration and particularly the old doctrines in regard to livery of seisin. It seemed to me that ceremonies such as livery of seisin were purely evidentiary and designed to impress unlettered people that the parties had been in earnest when they entered into their agreements.
A question of timing: Walter de Lacy's seisin of Meath 1189-94.
(26) With the greater significance of modern day practices and rules contributing to the rejection of feudal formalities like seisin, the court reasoned it was within its purview to recognize a non-traditional form like a leasehold for life.
livery of seisin pantomime (81) to the mysteries of instantaneous
Her heirs are her sons, William Hawys and Robert Hawys, who will have entry to the said tenements by the heriot after the death of John Margery [2], who will hold the tenements for his lifetime by the law of England; seisin was delivered to him in that form.
"enfeoffment of livery of seisin" precisely because this