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English definition of “seizure”

seizure

noun [C or U] (TAKING)    /ˈsiː.ʒər/ US  /-ʒɚ/
the action of taking something by force or with legal authority: seizure of power/property/control Seizures of illicit drugs have increased by 30 percent this year.Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things
(Definition of seizure noun (TAKING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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