Pronounced: tar-uh-DID-uhl, noun
Notes: I’ve run across this word in reading, and I knew one of the definitions
The word disseise means “to deprive especially wrongfully of seisin; dispossess”
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).