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SEIZE, v.t.

1. To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold on; or to gripe or grasp suddenly. The tiger rushes from the thicket and seizes his prey. A dog seizes an animal by the throat. The hawk seizes a chicken with his claws. The officer seizes a theif.

2. To take possession by force, with or without right.

At last they seize The scepter, and regard not David's son. Milton.

3. To invade suddenly; to take hold of; to come upon suddenly; as, a fever seizes a patient

And hope and doubt alternate seize her soul. Pope.

4. To take possession by virtue of a warrant or legal authority. The sherif seized the debtor's goods; the whole estate was seized and cofiscated. We say, to arrest a person, to seize goods.

5. To fasten; to fix. In seaman's language, to fasten two ropes or different parts oof one rope together with a cord.




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SEIZE, v.t.

1. To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold on; or to gripe or grasp suddenly. The tiger rushes from the thicket and seizes his prey. A dog seizes an animal by the throat. The hawk seizes a chicken with his claws. The officer seizes a theif.

2. To take possession by force, with or without right.

At last they seize The scepter, and regard not David's son. Milton.

3. To invade suddenly; to take hold of; to come upon suddenly; as, a fever seizes a patient

And hope and doubt alternate seize her soul. Pope.

4. To take possession by virtue of a warrant or legal authority. The sherif seized the debtor's goods; the whole estate was seized and cofiscated. We say, to arrest a person, to seize goods.

5. To fasten; to fix. In seaman's language, to fasten two ropes or different parts oof one rope together with a cord.


SEIZE, v.t. [Fr. saisir; Arm. seisza or sesya; probably allied to assess, and to sit, set. The sense is to fall on, to throw one's self on, which is nearly the primary sense of set. It must be noticed that this word, in writers on law is usually written seise; as also in composition, disseise, disseisin, redisseise. But except in law, it is usually or always written seize. It is desirable that the orthography should be uniform.]

  1. To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold on; or gripe or grasp suddenly. The tiger rushes from the thicket and seizes his prey. A dog seizes an animal by the throat. The hawk seizes a chicken with his claws. The office seizes a thief.
  2. To take possession by force, with or without right. At last they seize / The scepter, and regard not David's son. – Milton.
  3. To invade suddenly; to take hold of; to come upon suddenly; as, a fever seizes a patient. And hope and doubt alternate seize her soul. – Pope.
  4. To take possession by virtue of a warrant or legal authority. The sherif seized the debtor's goods; the whole estate was seized and confiscated. We say, to arrest a person; to seize goods.
  5. To fasten; to fix. In seamen's language, to fasten two ropes or different parts of one rope together with a cord. – Mar. Dict. To be seized of, to have possession; as, a griffin seized of his prey. A. B. was seized and possessed of the manor of Dale. – Spenser. To seize on or upon, is to fall on and grasp, to take hold on; to take possession. Matth. xxi.

Seize
  1. To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold of] to gripe or grasp suddenly; to reach and grasp.

    For by no means the high bank he could seize. Spenser.

    Seek you to seize and gripe into your hands
    The royalties and rights of banished Hereford?
    Shak.

  2. To take possession of by force.

    At last they seize
    The scepter, and regard not David's sons.
    Milton.

  3. To invade suddenly; to take sudden hold of; to come upon suddenly; as, a fever seizes a patient.

    Hope and deubt alternate seize her seul. Pope.

  4. To take possession of by virtue of a warrant or other legal authority; as, the sheriff seized the debtor's goods.
  5. To fasten; to fix.

    [Obs.]

    As when a bear hath seized her cruel claws
    Upon the carcass of some beast too weak.
    Spenser.

  6. To grap with the mind; to comprehend fully and distinctly; as, to seize an idea.
  7. To bind or fasten together with a lashing of small stuff, as yarn or marline; as, to seize ropes.

    * This word, by writers on law, is commonly written seise, in the phrase to be seised of (an estate), as also, in composition, disseise, disseisin.

    To be seized of, to have possession, or right of possession; as, A B was seized and possessed of the manor of Dale. "Whom age might see seized of what youth made prize." Chapman. -- To seize on or upon, to fall on and grasp; to take hold on; to take possession of suddenly and forcibly.

    Syn. -- To catch; grasp; clutch; snatch; apprehend; arrest; take; capture.

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Seize

SEIZE, verb transitive

1. To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold on; or to gripe or grasp suddenly. The tiger rushes from the thicket and seizes his prey. A dog seizes an animal by the throat. The hawk seizes a chicken with his claws. The officer seizes a theif.

2. To take possession by force, with or without right.

At last they seize The scepter, and regard not David's son. Milton.

3. To invade suddenly; to take hold of; to come upon suddenly; as, a fever seizes a patient

And hope and doubt alternate seize her soul. Pope.

4. To take possession by virtue of a warrant or legal authority. The sherif seized the debtor's goods; the whole estate was seized and cofiscated. We say, to arrest a person, to seize goods.

5. To fasten; to fix. In seaman's language, to fasten two ropes or different parts oof one rope together with a cord.

To be seized of, to have possession; as a griffin seized of his prey. A B was seized and possessed of the manor of Dale.

To seize on or upon, is to fall on and grasp; to take hold on; to take possession.

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