HyperDic: seizure

English > 4 senses of the word seizure:
NOUNstateseizure, ictus, raptusa sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease
actseizure, capture, gaining controlthe act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
actseizure, capturethe act of taking of a person by force
actseizurethe taking possession of something by legal process
seizure > pronunciation
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English > seizure: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease.
Example"he suffered an epileptic seizure"
Synonymsictus, raptus
Narrowerabsence, absence seizureThe occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.
convulsionViolent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
focal seizuretransitory disturbance in motor or sensory function resulting from abnormal cortical activity
raptus hemorrhagicusseizure caused by a sudden profuse hemorrhage
BroaderattackA sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition
Spanishataque, crisis, ictus, rapto, raptus
Catalanictus, raptus
English > seizure: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property.
Synonymscapture, gaining control
Narrowerapprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custodyThe act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
conquest, conquering, subjection, subjugationThe act of conquering / conquering
enslavementThe act of making slaves of your captives
usurpationwrongfully seizing / seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force (especially the seizure of a throne or supreme authority)
Broaderacquiring, gettingThe act of acquiring something
Spanishconfiscación, decomiso, incautación
Catalancomís, confiscació, decomís
Verbsseizetake possession of by force, as after an invasion
English > seizure: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of taking of a person by force.
NarrowerabductionThe criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member
kidnapping, snatch(law) the unlawful / unlawful / unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment
BroaderfelonyA serious crime (such as murder or arson)
Spanishapresamiento, captura, prendimiento
Catalancapció, captura, presa
Verbsseizetake or capture by force
English > seizure: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe taking possession of something by legal process.
Narrowerconfiscation, arrogationseizure by the government
distress, distraintThe seizure and holding of property as security / security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim
impoundment, impounding, internment, poundageplacing private property in the custody of an officer of the law
impress, impressmentThe act of coercing someone into government service
recaptureA legal seizure by the government of profits / profits beyond a fixed amount
BroaderappropriationA deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner
Spanishembargo, incautación
Verbsseizetake temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

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