dis·sei·sin or dis·sei·zin /di-'sēz-ən/ n [Anglo-French disseisine, from Old French dessaisine, from dessaisir to dispossess see disseise]: the act of disseising: the state of being disseised
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
arrogation, assuming ownership, attachment, capture, commandeering, compulsory acquisition, confiscation, deprivation, deprivation of possession, disendowment, displacement of rightful owner, dispossession, distraint, distress, divestment, exclusion of entitled owner, expropriation, forcible seizure, foreclosure, impropriation, ouster, prehension, privation of seisin, seizure, sequestration, take-over, taking, taking possession, taking without compensation, wrongful dispossession
associated concepts: adverse possession, disseisin by election
appropriation (taking), distress (seizure), expropriation (divestiture)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.The act of evicting someone from his or her property and taking it over as one’s own.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.