[n] the taking possession of something by legal process
[n] the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
[n] the act of taking of a person by force
[n] a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease; "he suffered an epileptic seizure"
abduction, acquiring, apprehension, appropriation, arrest, arrogation, attack, catch, collar, confiscation, conquering, conquest, convulsion, distraint, distress, enslavement, felony, focal seizure, getting, impounding, impoundment, impress, impressment, internment, kidnapping, pinch, poundage, raptus hemorrhagicus, recapture, snatch, subjection, subjugation, taking into custody, usurpation
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.
2. Retention within one's grasp or power; hold; possession; ownership. Make o'er thy honor by a deed of trust, And give me seizure of the mighty wealth. --Dryden.
3. That which is seized, or taken possession of; a thing laid hold of, or possessed.