if not that, hinders him from using it advantageously. Here, though he does not completely  expel him, he nevertheless disseises him, since he deprives him completely of  the advantageous use of his tenement, or, by disturbing and unsettling his possession,  hinders him from using it conveniently, quietly and in peace.1 A disseisin is  committed not only in the ways described, but also if some more powerful person  attempts to use another's tenement against the tenant's will, by plowing, digging,  reaping and carrying away,23<claiming as his a tenement that is another's; if he  claims nothing in the tenement it will be otherwise, for that will be a trespass rather  than the disseisin of a free tenement,>4 by putting in beasts or by imposing in some  other way a servitude on land formerly free. Though he does not wholly expel or  totally deprive, by so imposing a servitude he takes from him his freedom, so that the  possessor holds less freely. One who possesses may commit a disseisin, as where one who  has a right to use and enjoy another's land attempts to use it in another manner, at  another time, or in some way other than he ought to use it, or otherwise than [the  terms of] the servitude provide.56<One commits a disseisin not only if action is taken  as above, but when he who is in seisin as of a free tenement and for life, or for a term  of years, or as guardian, or in some other way, enfeoffs another to the prejudice of  the true lord and gives him a free tenement, since two cannot at the same time be in  seisin of the same tenement as a whole.7 One may commit a disseisin under colour of  distress, as where he distrains for service when nothing is due him, or when he has  been paid, or if he exceeds the proper measure of distress.8 And so if he attempts to  use with the rightful possessor, whether he wishes him to or not, as9 where he constructs  something without his consent.10 One also commits a disseisin by bringing an  unfounded action against a rightful possessor, which prevents him from using his  tenement quietly and in peace, but not every action will be wrongful, as where the  true lord (lest time run against him through inaction) brings an action against one  who wrongfully withholds his property, that the other's possession or seisin may not  be peaceful but interrupted.11 One may be disseised of his tenement wrongfully and  without judgment though he does not hold it freely but for a term of years, or of the  demesne of the king, or in some other such way; such persons may be wronged, just  as the others mentioned above, but they are not aided by this writ.>
Of forcible disseisin, that is, of simple force without arms.
 We have discussed above the nature of a disseisin, which may sometimes be forcible,  sometimes simple [and] without force. [Forcible disseisins themselves may be] without  arms