- A sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease
"he suffered an epileptic seizure"
- ictus, raptus
- The act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
- capture, gaining control
- The act of taking of a person by force
- The taking possession of something by legal process
Derived forms: seizures
See also: seize
the use of legal authority to take sth from sb; an amount of sth that is taken in this way:
the seizure of assets/funds
Customs seizures are down by one half this year.
The search led to the seizure of documents linked to the $2m mortgage fraud.
The company's lawyers are fighting to prevent seizures of its assets.
Clinical or subclinical disturbances of cortical function due to a sudden,abnormal,excessive,and disorganized discharge of brain cells. Clinical manifestations include abnormal motor,sensory and psychic phenomena. Recurrent seizures are usually referred to as EPILEPSY or seizure disorder. n : a sudden attack (as of disease) an epileptic seizure
- the seizure of the rhineland and its subsequent fortification were the greatest gamble of all.
- distress or seizure of property was the mode of satisfaction for breach of contract.
- other causes of unconsciousness predisposing to aspiration lung abscess are convulsive seizures.
- after the seizure of power in 1917 it became imbued with the tradition of russian autocracy.
- mrs. jennings had determined very early in the seizure that marianne would never get over it.