- IPA: /ˈsiʒɚ /, /ˈsizjʊɚ/
- The act of taking possession, as by force or right of law.
- the seizure of a thief, a property, a throne, etc.
- The search warrant permitted the seizure of evidence.
- 1874, Marcus Clarke, For the Term of His Natural Life Chapter VII
- 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 Pine's precaution would have been thrown away
- A sudden attack or convulsion, (e.g. an epileptic seizure).
- He fell to the floor and convulsed when the epileptic seizure occurred.
- A sudden onset of pain or emotion.
- He felt the sudden seizure of pain as the heart attack began.
- That which is seized, or taken possession of; a thing laid hold of, or possessed.
- (obsolete) Retention within one's grasp or power; possession; ownership.
- Make o'er thy honour by a deed of trust, / And give me seizure of the mighty wealth.
- French: saisie
- German: Beschlagnahme
- Portuguese: apreensão, apropriação (of things)
- Russian: захва́т
- Spanish: apropiación
- French: attaque, crise
- German: Anfall
- Italian: convulsioni
- Portuguese: convulsão
- Russian: припа́док
- Spanish: convulsión