Novel disseisin

NOVEL DISSEISIN. The name of an old remedy which was given for a new or recent disseisin.
     2. When tenant in fee simple, fee tail, or for term of life, was put out, and disseised of his lands or tenements, rents, find the like; he might sue out a writ of assize or novel disseisin; and if, upon trial, he could prove his title, and his actual seisin, and the disseisin by the present tenant, be was entitled to have judgment to recover his seisin and damages for the injury sustained. 3 Bl. Com. 187. This remedy is obsolete.

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At Clarendon, a further legal tool was adopted--that of the novel disseisin (i.

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