Assize of novel disseisin
In English law, the Assize of novel disseisin ("recent dispossession") was an action to recover lands of which the plaintiff had been disseised, or dispossessed. The action became extremely popular due to its expediency. Rather than dealing with the issue of lawful possession, it simply asked whether a dispossession had taken place, in which case the property was restored to the plaintiff, and the question of true ownership was dealt with later.
- Sutherland, Donald W. The Assize of Novel Disseisin. Oxford University PresS. 21 June 1973. ISBN 0-19-822410-9.
- Frederick, Sir Pollock and Frederic William Maitland. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I]. 2nd edition. 30 Sept 1996. ISBN 1-886363-22-6.