seizure


seizure
[[t]si͟ːʒə(r)[/t]]
seizures
1) N-COUNT If someone has a seizure, they have a sudden violent attack of an illness, especially one that affects their heart or brain.

...a mild cardiac seizure...

I was prescribed drugs to control seizures.

2) N-COUNT: oft N of n If there is a seizure of power or a seizure of an area of land, a group of people suddenly take control of the place, using force.

...the seizure of territory through force.

3) N-COUNT: oft N of n When an organization such as the police or customs service makes a seizure of illegal goods, they find them and take them away.

Police have made one of the biggest seizures of heroin there's ever been in Britain.

...arms seizures.

4) N-COUNT: oft N of n If a financial institution or a government makes a seizure of someone's assets, they take their money or property from them because they have not paid money that they owe.

A Greek court has ordered the seizure of two ships in compensation for non-payment of a debt.


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