seizure

Definitions:

  • The act or an instance of seizing or the condition of being seized.
  • A sudden attack, spasm, or convulsion, as in epilepsy or another disorder.
  • The act of seizing; the act of taking or laying hold; a taking possession, either legally or by force: as, the <em>seizure</em> of smuggled goods by revenue officers; <em>seizure</em> of arms by a mob.
  • The fact of being seized or in possession of anything; possession; hold.
  • The thing seized; the thing taken hold or possession of.
  • A sudden onset or attack, as of some malady, emotion, panic, or the like; a spell; a turn.
  • The act of seizing, or the state of being seized; sudden and violent grasp or gripe; a taking into possession
  • Retention within one's grasp or power; hold; possession; ownership.
  • That which is seized, or taken possession of; a thing laid hold of, or possessed.
  • The act of taking possession, as by force or right of law.
  • A sudden attack or convulsion, (e.g. an <xref>epileptic</xref> seizure).
  • A sudden onset of pain or emotion.
  • <xref>retention</xref> within one's <xref>grasp</xref> or <xref>power</xref>; <xref>possession</xref>; <xref>ownership</xref>
  • That which is seized, or taken possession of; a thing laid hold of, or possessed.
  • a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease
  • the taking possession of something by legal process
  • the act of taking of a person by force
  • the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
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