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.