seize vt seized, seiz·ing1 or seise: to put in possession of property or vest with the right of possession or successionstand seized of land2: to take possession or custody of (property) esp. by lawful authorityseize drugs as evidencethe judgment of criminal forfeiture shall authorize the Attorney General to seize the interest or property subject to forfeiture — Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Rule 32(b)(2)can seize the goods subject to his security interest and...keep them in satisfaction of the debt — J. J. White and R. S. Summers compare foreclose, repossess3: to detain (a person) in such circumstances as would lead a reasonable person to believe that he or she was not free to leavedetermined that the defendant was seized when surrounded by police officersseiz·able adj
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
apprehendere, arrest, arrest with authority, capture, catch, comprehendere, detain by criminal process, imprison, incarcerate, jail, put in duress, rapere, take, take in, take into custody, take prisoner
annex, appropriate, arrogate, assume, capture, cause to be forfeited, commandeer, deprive of, dispossess, disseise, distrain, expropriate, grasp, impound, impress, mulct, pillage, pirate, pounce upon, put in possession, sequester, sequestrate, take, take possession of, usurp, wrest
associated concepts: attachment, execution on property, garnishment, seize property
abridge (divest), adopt, annex (arrogate), apprehend (arrest), arrest (apprehend), capture, carry away, confiscate, construe (comprehend), deprive, despoil, distrain, divest, embrace (accept), garnish, grapple, harry (plunder), hijack, impound, impress (procure by force), impropriate, kidnap, levy, loot, obsess, obtain, occupy (take possession), pilfer, pirate (take by violence), plunder, possess, preempt, prey, procure, purloin, receive (acquire), repossess, rob, takeover, usurp
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To take someone’s property by force; for a police officer authorized by a search warrant to take the real or personal property of someone who has broken the law or who has been ordered to forfeit that property by the court; to take a person into physical custody.n.seizure See also search and seizure
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.