Livery Of Seisin

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Meaning of Livery Of Seisin

A public solemnity or ceremony which was necessary in feudal England to convey an immediate estate of freehold in lands or tenements; was the transfer of feudal possession of land, made in the presence of or with the assent of all persons having a right to the possession as against the grantor , such as a tenant for life . The object of livery of seisin was to give notoriety to the transfer. actual delivery of corporeal possession of the interest in land was essential of a common law conveyance . See Tennant v John Tennant memorial Home, 140 P.2d 242, 167 Cal. 570.

Livery Of Seisin Alternative Definition

In estates. A delivery of possession of lands, tenements, and hereditaments unto one entitled to the same. This was a ceremony used in the common law for the conveyance of real estate; and livery was in deed, which was performed by the feoffor and the feoffee going upon the land, and the latter receiving it from the former; or in law, where the same was not made on the land, but in sight of it. 2 Bl. Comm. 315, 316. In most of the states, livery of seisinis unnecessary, it having been dispensed with either by express law or by usage. The recording of the deed has the same effect. Washb. Real Prop. 14, 35. In Maryland, however, it seems that a deed cannot operate as a feoffment without livery of seisin. 5 Har. & J. (Md.) 158. See 4 Kent, Comm. 381; 1 Mo. 553; 1 Pet. (U. S.) 508; 1 Bay (S. C.) 107; 6 Har. & J. (Md.) 158; 11 Me. 318; Dane, Abr. See “Seisin.”

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Pure feudal investiture or delivery of corporal possession of land or of a tenement. 2 Bl. Com 311.

Note: This legal definition of Livery of seisin in the Dictionary of Law (English and American Jurisprudence) is from 1893.

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