assize
noun Etymology: Middle English assise, from Anglo-French, session, legal action, from asseer, asseoir to seat, from Vulgar Latin *assedēre, from Latin assidēre to sit beside, assist in the office of a judge, from ad- + sedēre to sit — more at sit Date: 14th century 1. a. a judicial inquest b. an action to be decided by such an inquest, the writ for instituting it, or the verdict or finding rendered by the jury 2. a. the former periodical sessions of the superior courts in English counties for trial of civil and criminal cases — usually used in plural b. the time or place of holding such a court, the court itself, or a session of it — usually used in plural

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  • Assize — 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Assize —   [ə saɪz, englisch; Assise] die, früher periodisch an bestimmten Tagen zusammentretendes Gericht in den Gerichtsbezirken (circuits) in England und Wales, das mit umherreisenden Richtern und ortsansässigen Geschworenen besetzt war. Durch den… …   Universal-Lexikon

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