seize
seize vt seized, seiz·ing
1 or seise: to put in possession of property or vest with the right of possession or succession
stand seized of land
2: to take possession or custody of (property) esp. by lawful authority
seize drugs as evidence
the judgment of criminal forfeiture shall authorize the Attorney General to seize the interest or property subject to forfeitureFederal Rules of Criminal Procedure Rule 32(b)(2)
can seize the goods subject to his security interest and...keep them in satisfaction of the debt — J. J. White and R. S. Summers compare foreclose, repossess
3: to detain (a person) in such circumstances as would lead a reasonable person to believe that he or she was not free to leave
determined that the defendant was seized when surrounded by police officers
seiz·able adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

seize
I (apprehend) verb apprehendere, arrest, arrest with authority, capture, catch, comprehendere, detain by criminal process, imprison, incarcerate, jail, put in duress, rapere, take, take in, take into custody, take prisoner II (confiscate) verb annex, appropriate, arrogate, assume, capture, cause to be forfeited, commandeer, deprive of, dispossess, disseise, distrain, expropriate, grasp, impound, impress, mulct, pillage, pirate, pounce upon, put in possession, sequester, sequestrate, take, take possession of, usurp, wrest associated concepts: attachment, execution on property, garnishment, seize property III index abridge (divest), adopt, annex (arrogate), apprehend (arrest), arrest (apprehend), capture, carry away, confiscate, construe (comprehend), deprive, despoil, distrain, divest, embrace (accept), garnish, grapple, harry (plunder), hijack, impound, impress (procure by force), impropriate, kidnap, levy, loot, obsess, obtain, occupy (take possession), pilfer, pirate (take by violence), plunder, possess, preempt, prey, procure, purloin, receive (acquire), repossess, rob, takeover, usurp

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


seize
v.
To take someone’s property by force; for a police officer authorized by a search warrant to take the real or personal property of someone who has broken the law or who has been ordered to forfeit that property by the court; to take a person into physical custody.
n.
seizure See also search and seizure

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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