Definition Of seisure


a sudden attack of illness, especially a stroke or an epileptic fit.

If you or someone you are with has an epileptic seizure and you are unsure about what you should do, phone for an ambulance immediately.

the action of capturing someone or something using force.

He criticized the Bolsheviks' seizure of power in 1917 but was later reconciled with the regime.

Example Of seisure

  • A Canadian court heard how an epileptic driver had a seizure while driving and killed a cyclist.

  • A febrile seizure is triggered by a high fever.

  • A smaller wave of immigration accompanied Henry I's seizure and consolidation of power.

  • After the assassination of Julius Caesar and seizure of power by the Second Triumvirate, Brutus and Cassius were left commanding republican forces in the east.

  • another seizure of power by the military

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