seizure


seizure
a) The act of taking possession, as by force or right of law.

The search warrant permitted the seizure of evidence.

b) A sudden attack or convulsion, (e.g. an epileptic seizure).

As yet there had been no alarm of fever. The three seizures had excited some comment, however, and had it not been for the counter-excitement of the burning ship, it is possible that Pines precaution would have been thrown away


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  • seizure — sei‧zure [ˈsiːʒə ǁ ər] noun [countable, uncountable] formal 1. LAW the act of taking goods or property because they are illegal, or because the owner has not paid a debt: • An authority may threaten seizure of goods or disconnection of vital… …   Financial and business terms

  • Seizure — Sei zure, n. 1. The act of seizing, or the state of being seized; sudden and violent grasp or gripe; a taking into possession; as, the seizure of a thief, a property, a throne, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. Retention within one s grasp or power; hold;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seizure — [n1] convulsive attack access, breakdown, convulsion, fit, illness, paroxysm, spasm, spell, stroke, throe, turn; concept 308 seizure [n2] capture, taking abduction, annexation, apprehension, arrest, bust*, collar*, commandeering, confiscation,… …   New thesaurus

  • Seizure — Seizure. См. Схватывание. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • seizure — (n.) act of seizing, late 15c., from SEIZE (Cf. seize) + URE (Cf. ure). Meaning sudden attack of illness is attested from 1779 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • seizure — [sē′zhər] n. 1. a) the act of one who seizes, or an instance of this b) the state or an instance of being seized 2. a sudden attack, esp. of a disease such as epilepsy …   English World dictionary

  • Seizure — MeshID = D012640 An epileptic seizure is caused by excessive and/or hypersynchronous electrical neuronal activity, and is usually self limiting.cite journal author = Blume W, Lüders H, Mizrahi E, Tassinari C, van Emde Boas W, Engel J title =… …   Wikipedia

  • seizure — [[t]si͟ːʒə(r)[/t]] seizures 1) N COUNT If someone has a seizure, they have a sudden violent attack of an illness, especially one that affects their heart or brain. ...a mild cardiac seizure... I was prescribed drugs to control seizures. 2) N… …   English dictionary

  • seizure — UK [ˈsiːʒə(r)] / US [ˈsɪʒər] noun Word forms seizure : singular seizure plural seizures 1) [countable/uncountable] the action of taking something or taking control of something, especially using power or force seizure of: the seizure of the… …   English dictionary