Definition for SEIZ-URE


  1. The act of seizing; the act of laying hold on suddenly; as, the seizure of a thief.
  2. The act of taking possession by force; as, the seizure of lands or goods; the seizure of a town by an enemy; the seizure of a throne by an usurper.
  3. The act of taking by warrant; as, the seizure of contraband goods.
  4. The thing taken or seized. – Milton.
  5. Gripe; grasp; possession. Aud give me seizure of the mighty wealth. – Dryden.
  6. Catch; a catching; Let there be no sudden seizure of a lapsed syllable, to play upon it. – Watts.

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