Seize


seized; seizing
1 or seise : to put in possession of property or vest with the right of possession or succession stand seized of land
2 : to take possession or custody of (property) especially by lawful authority seize drugs as evidence
the entry of a preliminary order of forfeiture authorizes the Attorney General…to seize the specific property subject to forfeiture —Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Rule 32.2(b)(3)
can seize the goods subject to his security interest and…keep them in satisfaction of the debt —J. J. White and R. S. Summers
— compare foreclose, repossess
3 : to detain (a person) in such circumstances as would lead a reasonable person to believe that he or she was not free to leave determined that the defendant was seized when surrounded by police officers
— seizable adjective