Meaning of “seizure” in the English Dictionary

"seizure" in American English

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seizurenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈsi·ʒər/

the act of taking hold or possession of something:

[ U ] Violators of the fishing regulations face seizure of the boat's catch.

A seizure is also a medical condition that can cause you to lose control of your muscles and, often, cause you to become unconscious:

[ C ] The cat suffered several seizures after eating some poison.

(Definition of “seizure” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"seizure" in Business English

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seizurenoun

uk /ˈsiːʒər/ us LAW

[ C or U ] the act of taking possession of property or assets because they are illegal, or because the owner owes money:

the seizure of sth More severe penalties, including the seizure of assets will be introduced for the non-payment of taxes.
In 2005, there were about 70 seizures of goods worth $20.6 million.

[ C ] property or assets that are taken away because they are illegal, or because the owner owes money:

Border seizures were worth $538.8 million in 2010.

(Definition of “seizure” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)