livery of seisin

Definition of "livery of seisin"
  1. A historic ritual involving the transfer of property or land through a symbolic gesture like giving a key, a twig, or a piece of turf, or through the symbolic entry of the new owner
How to use "livery of seisin" in a sentence
  1. The real estate attorney explained that the livery of seisin was an old custom for transferring property.
  2. The law scholar studied the significance of livery of seisin in ancient property law.
  3. Before the drafting of modern contracts, people used the practice of livery of seisin to assert ownership of land.

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