(originally) possession of either land or chattel.
the kind of possession or right to possession characteristic of estates of freehold.
noun 1. the act of a person or thing that seizes. 2. Nautical. a means of binding or fastening together two objects, as two ropes, or parts of the same rope, by a number of longitudinal and transverse turns of marline, wire, or other small stuff. verb (used with object), seized, seizing. 1. to take […]
noun 1. the act or an instance of seizing. 2. the state of being seized. 3. a taking possession of an item, property, or person legally or by force. 4. a sudden attack, as of epilepsy or some other disease. noun 1. the act or an instance of seizing or the state of being seized […]
adjective, Heraldry. 1. (of an animal) represented in a sitting posture: a lion sejant. adjective 1. (usually postpositive) (heraldry) (of a beast) shown seated
or sejeant-erect [see-juh nt-i-rekt] /ˈsi dʒənt ɪˈrɛkt/ adjective, Heraldry. 1. (of an animal) represented as seated upright with forelegs raised: a lion sejant-erect.