enseisir (1120-40)

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enseisir (1120-40)

[ FEW: 17,20a *sazjan; Gdf: 3,227b ensaisir; GdfC: ; TL: 3,507 ensaisir; DEAF: ; DMF:  ensaisir; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
enseiser;  ensaisir,  ensazir  

v.a.

1to seize
( s.xii3/3; MS: s.xiiiin )  humaine gent, Ke tu (=the Devil) enseisis si cruelment  132.240
lawto seise, invest
( MS: s.xiii1 )  investio -is, (D) in romano ensaisir  259.63
lawto hand over to the seisin of
( a.1399 )  et furent enseisez al roy de Frauns ou es autres q’il deveroiet envoier de part luy  47.25

v._refl.

1to regain self-control (?)
( MS: 1120-40 )  Ne puis tant faire que mes quors s’en sazit  464
raseisir 
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