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- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
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They, seven centuries before Assay, and Waterloo, were 'seised' of certain rich _leas_ belonging to _Wells_.
Note Book of an English Opium-Eater Thomas De Quincey 1822
Each tenant in common is seised of the entire property and, I believe, might grant licenses to whomever he pleases, though he must account to his co-tenant for the profits.
They added that they couldn't intervene in response to "speculations as to hypothetical negative effects" of corruption, and that an administrative inquiry "would be superfluous" as the U.N. and Cambodian government were "seised of the situation."
In an assize of novel disseisin brought by one Richard and Roburga his wife against one W.G., it was found by verdict that one H.G. and J. his wife as of the right of J. had been seised etc.
And therefore by judgment of his court he seised it.
And in that land he would die, as seised, to leave it to us, his children.
Being thus seised of her, he carried her as lightly away, as if shee had bin no heavier then a Lambe, she being (by no meanes) able to cry, because he held her so fast by the throate, and hindred any helping of her selfe.
The Decameron 2004
Calandrino hearing, that they all agreed in one opinion of him; he beganne verily to perswade himselfe, that some sodaine sicknes, had seised upon him, which they could discerne, although hee felt no anguish at all: and therefore, like a man much perplexed in minde, demanded of them, What he should do?
The Decameron 2004
Poole, is plainly seised with one of those maladies that both torture and deform the sufferer; hence, for aught I know, the alteration of his voice; hence the mask and the avoidance of his friends; hence his eagerness to find this drug, by means of which the poor soul retains some hope of ultimate recovery — God grant that he be not deceived!
And in that lond he wolde dye, as seised, for to leve it to us his children.
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