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Definition of Assize
AssizeAssize As*size", n. [OE. assise, asise, OF. assise, F.
assises, assembly of judges, the decree pronounced by them,
tax, impost, fr. assis, assise, p. p. of asseoir, fr. L.
assid?re to sit by; ad + sed[=e]re to sit. See Sit, Size,
and cf. Excise, Assess.]
1. An assembly of knights and other substantial men, with a
bailiff or justice, in a certain place and at a certain
time, for public business. [Obs.]
(a) A special kind of jury or inquest.
(b) A kind of writ or real action.
(c) A verdict or finding of a jury upon such writ.
(d) A statute or ordinance in general. Specifically: (1) A
statute regulating the weight, measure, and
proportions of ingredients and the price of articles
sold in the market; as, the assize of bread and other
provisions; (2) A statute fixing the standard of
weights and measures.
(e) Anything fixed or reduced to a certainty in point of
time, number, quantity, quality, weight, measure,
etc.; as, rent of assize. --Glanvill. --Spelman.
--Cowell. --Blackstone. --Tomlins. --Burrill.
Note: [This term is not now used in England in the sense of a
writ or real action, and seldom of a jury of any kind,
but in Scotch practice it is still technically applied
to the jury in criminal cases. --Stephen. --Burrill.
(f) A court, the sitting or session of a court, for the
trial of processes, whether civil or criminal, by a
judge and jury. --Blackstone. --Wharton. --Encyc.
(g) The periodical sessions of the judges of the superior
courts in every county of England for the purpose of
administering justice in the trial and determination
of civil and criminal cases; -- usually in the plural.
--Brande. --Wharton. --Craig. --Burrill.
(h) The time or place of holding the court of assize; --
generally in the plural, assizes.
3. Measure; dimension; size. [In this sense now corrupted
An hundred cubits high by just assize. --Spenser.
[Formerly written, as in French, assise.] AssizeAssize As*size", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assized; p. pr. & vb.
n. Assizing.] [From Assize, n.: cf. LL. assisare to
decree in assize. Cf. Asses, v.]
1. To assess; to value; to rate. [Obs.] --Gower.
2. To fix the weight, measure, or price of, by an ordinance
or regulation of authority. [Obs.]
Meaning of Assize from wikipedia
- The courts
, or ****izes (/əˈsaɪzɪz/), were periodic courts
held around England
and Wales until
1972, when together
with the quarter sessions
- The Grand ****ize
of Windsor) was a legal instrument
set up in 1179 by King Henry
II of England, to allow tenants
to transfer disputes
of Arms may refer
of Arms of 1181, concerning
cl****es of persons
to have arms, and of their obligation
- The ****ize
was an act of Henry
II of England
in 1166 that began
law and led to trial
by jury in common
- The ****ize
of Northampton, largely based
on the ****ize
of 1166, is among
of measures taken
by King Henry
II of England
is a word sometimes
used in Scots
law to mean a trial
by jury. "Glossary". Judiciary
of Scotland. Retrieved
- A French
cour d'****ises or ****ize Court
is a criminal trial court
and appellate limited jurisdiction
to hear cases involving defendants
- The Manchester ****ize Courts
was a building housing
on Great Ducie Street
in the Strangeways district
of Manchester, England. It was 279 ft...
of Arms of 1252, also called
of 1252, was a proclamation
of King Henry
III of England concerning
of the ****ize
- In English
law, the ****ize
of darrein presentment
("last presentation") was an action brought
who was the last patron
to a vacant...
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