seisin

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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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En concreto, cuando moria alguno de los tenants in capite del rey (caballeros nombrados por el rey y sometidos directamente al rey), el heredero estaba obligado a pagar la llamada <<primera toma de posesion>> (primer seisin) (33).
(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.