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Seizure


SE'IZURE, noun.

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 seizureof a town by an enemy; the seizure of a throne by a usurper.

3. The act of taking by warrant; as the seizure of contraband goods.

4. The thing taken or seized.

5. Gripe; grasp; possession.

And 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.