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seizure

 
Noun seizure has 4 senses
  1. seizure, ictus, raptus - a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease; "he suffered an epileptic seizure"
    --1 is a kind of attack
    --1 has particulars: convulsion; focal seizure; raptus hemorrhagicus
  2. capture, gaining control, seizure - the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
    --2 is a kind of acquiring, getting
    --2 has particulars:
     usurpation; apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody; conquest, conquering, subjection, subjugation; enslavement
    Derived form: verb seize3
  3. capture, seizure - the act of taking of a person by force
    --3 is a kind of felony
    --3 has particulars: abduction; kidnapping, snatch
    Derived form: verb seize2
  4. seizure - the taking possession of something by legal process
    --4 is a kind of
    appropriation
    --4 has particulars:
     confiscation, arrogation; distress, distraint; impoundment, impounding, internment, poundage; impress, impressment; recapture
    Derived form: verb seize4
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