Saisie-foraine

SAISIE-FORAINE. A term used in Louisiana and in the French law; this is a permission given by the proper judicial officer, to authorize a creditor to seize the property of his debtor in the district which he inhabits. Dall. Dict. h.t. It has the effect of an attachment of property, which is applied to the payment of the debt due.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.