Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun seizure

4 senses of seizure

Sense 1
seizure, ictus, raptus -- (a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease; "he suffered an epileptic seizure")
       => attack -- (a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea")

Sense 2
capture, gaining control, seizure -- (the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property)
       => acquiring, getting -- (the act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for acquiring"; "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving")

Sense 3
capture, seizure -- (the act of taking of a person by force)
       => felony -- (a serious crime (such as murder or arson))

Sense 4
seizure -- (the taking possession of something by legal process)
       => appropriation -- (a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner; "the necessary funds were obtained by the government's appropriation of the company's operating unit"; "a person's appropriation of property belonging to another is dishonest")

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