The act of making livery of seisin; the act of investing or clothing a person with actual possession. The ancient custom of feudal tenure whereby, while feuds were precarious, the vassal on descent of lands was admitted in the lord's court and there received his seisin. This was in the nature of a renewal of his ancestor's grant in the presence of the feudal peers. At a later period, when the right of succession became indefeasible, an entry on any of the lands within the county was considered as equivalent to the formal grant of seisin and made the tenant capable of transmitting his estate by descent. See 2 Bl Comm 209.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.


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