Pronounced: tar-uh-DID-uhl, noun

Notes: I’ve run across this word in reading, and I knew one of the definitions

Yesterday’s word

The word disseise means “to deprive especially wrongfully of seisin; dispossess”

First usage

Our word came into English in the early 1200s.

Background / Comments

Our word is one of those irritating dictionary entries that define a word using another form of the word: I had to look up “seisin” (this refers to land or chattel — chattel is movable personal property). Our word was used in the Magna Carta (1215) thus: “No free man shall be… disseised… except by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land”. Our word comes from the Anglo-French word seisir (to put in possession of).

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Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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