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The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Assize \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.] To assess; to value; to rate. [Obs.] --Gower. To fix the weight, measure, or price of, by an ordinance ...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. the regulation of weights and measures of articles offered for sale an ancient writ issued by a court of assize to the sheriff for the recovery of property
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 A session or inquiry made before a court or jury. 2 The verdict reached or pronouncement given by a panel of jurors. 3 An assembly of knights and other substantial men, with a bailiff or justice, in a certain place and at a certain time, for public ...
Word definitions in Wikipedia
Assize is a word sometimes used in Scots law to mean a trial by jury.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"session of a law court," c.1300 (attested from mid-12c. in Anglo-Latin), from Old French assise "session, sitting of a court" (12c.), properly fem. past participle of asseoir "to cause to sit," from Latin assidere "to sit beside" (see assess ). Originally ...
Usage examples of assize.
It is true, the prices assigned by the assize of Richard were meant as a standard for the accompts of sheriffs and escheators and as considerable profits were allowed to these ministers, we may naturally suppose that the common value of cattle was somewhat higher: yet still, so great a difference between the prices of corn and cattle as that of four to one, compared to the present rates, affords important reflections concerning the very different state of industry and tillage in the two periods.
At his side on this, the first day of the Assize Court, would be the High Sheriff of Derbyshire in full ceremonial uniform.
And then Nest would call for her mother, and Eleanor would go and invent some strange story about the summonses Edward had had to Caernarvon assizes, or to Harlech cattle market.
I was retained at Hertford Assizes, with Peter Ryland as my leader, to prosecute a man for perjury, which was alleged to have been committed in an action in which a cantankerous man, who had once filled the office of High Sheriff for the county, was the prosecutor.
Caesar kept stopping to hold assizes in the main towns along the Via Aemilia: Bononia, Mutina, Regium Lepidum, Parma, Fidentia.
The trial of Castaing commenced before the Paris Assize Court on November 10, 1823.
The trial of the widow and her accomplice opened before the Paris Assize Court on July 23, 1877, and lasted three days.
Vitalis and Marie Boyer were tried before the Assize Court at Aix on July 2, 1877.
After a magisterial investigation lasting two months, which failed to shed any new light on the more mysterious elements in the case, Fenayrou, his wife and brother were indicted on August 19 before the Assize Court for the Seine-et-Oise Department, sitting at Versailles.
It is the custom in certain assize towns for the President, after pronouncing sentence, to visit a prisoner who had been ordered for execution.
The trial of Eyraud and Bompard took place before the Paris Assize Court on December 16, 1890.
The names of the jurymen who were to be called on to serve at the assize had been published.
Fallieres, then Minister of Justice, limiting the powers of presidents of assize in admitting visitors into the reserved part of the court.
We mean to make an advocate of ourselves with a prospect of one day being made President of a Court of Assize, when we shall send poor devils, our betters, to the galleys with a T.
It is composed of the most distinguished of the men who are sent straight to the Assize Courts when they come up for trial.