Seizure vs Detainment - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between seizure and detainment
is that seizure
is the act of taking possession, as by force or right of law while detainment
is the condition of being detained; detention.
(Search and seizure
The act of taking possession, as by force or right of law.
- the seizure of a thief, a property, a throne, etc.
* 1874 , (Marcus Clarke), (For the Term of His Natural Life) Chapter VII
- The search warrant permitted the seizure of evidence.
A sudden attack or convulsion, (e.g. an epileptic seizure).
- As yet there had been no alarm of fever. The three seizures had excited some comment, however, and had it not been for the counter-excitement of the burning ship, it is possible that Pine's precaution would have been thrown away
A sudden onset of pain or emotion.
- He fell to the floor and convulsed when the epilectic seizure occurred.
(obsolete) retention within one's grasp or power; possession; ownership
- He felt the sudden seizure of pain as the heart attack began.
That which is seized, or taken possession of; a thing laid hold of, or possessed.
- Make o'er thy honour by a deed of trust, / And give me seizure of the mighty wealth.
The condition of being detained; detention