Definition of seizure :
1. Retention within one's grasp or power; hold; possession; ownership.
2. That which is seized, or taken possession of; a thing laid hold of, or possessed.
3. 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.
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capture (part of speech: verb)
- Being come there I hear another seizure hath been made of our goods by one Captain Fisher that hath been at Chatham by warrant of the Duke of Albemarle, and is come in my absence to Tooker's and viewed them, demanding the key of the constable, and so sealed up the door. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
- Oh, believe me, you are at all hours in danger of seizure and secret removal. - "NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER", L. Muhlbach.
- Had an ordnance- sergeant there represented the Federal Government, had there been no troops, no physical power to protect it, I would have pledged my life upon the issue that no question ever would have been made as to its seizure. - "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)", Jefferson Davis.