Etymology
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seizure (n.)

late 15c., "act or action of taking hold or possession, legally or by force," from seize + -ure. Earlier in this sense was the verbal noun seizing (seising early 14c.). The meaning "sudden attack or onset" of an illness, etc., is attested from 1779.

updated on April 15, 2022

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Definitions of seizure from WordNet

seizure (n.)
a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease;
he suffered an epileptic seizure
Synonyms: ictus / raptus
seizure (n.)
the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property;
Synonyms: capture / gaining control
seizure (n.)
the act of taking of a person by force;
Synonyms: capture
seizure (n.)
the taking possession of something by legal process;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.