Novel disseisin

A possessory *assize which sought to find the rightful claimant of a property, a case which could easily be initiated by a writ from *chan-cery. The question to be answered by a jury brought together by the *sheriff and in the presence of a *justice-in-eyre was whether or not the claimant had the right to the property from which he had been evicted, i.e. disseised. It was a part of the much increased business of the royal justice system during the reign of Henry II. This procedure might have been used when a pilgrim returned home to find his land occupied by someone without title. -

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  • novel disseisin — See assize or assise (assize of novel disseisin) …   Black's law dictionary

  • Novel Disseisin — ♦ Action concerning recent dispossession of land unjustly and without judgement. (Sayles, George O. The King s Parliament of England, 145) Related terms: Assize, Disseisin, Mort d Ancestor, Seisin …   Medieval glossary

  • novel disseisin — New or recent disseisin,–a writ of assize which lay to recover land of which the demandant had been recently seised. See 3 Bl Comm 187 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Assize of novel disseisin — In English law, the Assize of novel disseisin ( recent dispossession ) was an action to recover lands of which the plaintiff had been disseised, or dispossessed. The action became extremely popular due to its expediency. Rather than dealing with… …   Wikipedia

  • assize of novel disseisin — An assize of new disseisin, a writ of assize to recover land of which the demandant had been recently seised. See 3 Bl Comm 187 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • disseisin by election — A legal fiction under which an owner might elect to admit disseisin and consider himself disseised for the purpose of securing or availing himself of the remedy by action of novel disseisin against an adverse claimant; but if he did not elect to… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Disseisin — 1) Dispossession of land. (Sayles, George O. The King s Parliament of England, 144) 2) The act of wrongfully depriving a person of the seisin of lands, rents, or other hereditaments, as where a man not having right of entry on certain lands or… …   Medieval glossary

  • post disseisin — /powst dasiyzan/ In old English law, the name of a writ, which lies for him who, having recovered lands and tenements by force of a novel disseisin, is again disseised by a former disseisor …   Black's law dictionary

  • Assize — 1) The meeting of feudal vassals with the king it also refers to decrees issued by the king after such meetings. 2) A) Rule or regulation; B) procedure in legal actions concerning land. See darrein presentment, mort d ancestor, Novel Disseisin,… …   Medieval glossary

  • Maurice Russell, knight — Sir Maurice Russell, a typecast not a portrait, displays the serious and dignified mien expected of the mediaeval knight, as for example portrayed in Chaucer s Canterbury Tales. Detail from Dyrham brass …   Wikipedia

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