- (formerly in England and Wales) the sessions, usually held four times a year, of the principal court in each county, exercising civil and criminal jurisdiction, attended by itinerant judges: replaced in 1971 by crown courts
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- Law(in England) trial sessions held regularly by a high court.
- LawUsually, assizes. a trial session, civil or criminal, held periodically in specific locations in England, usually by a judge of a superior court.
- Lawan edict, ordinance, or enactment made at a session of a legislative assembly.
- Lawan inquest before members of a jury or assessors;
a judicial inquiry.
- Lawan action, writ, or verdict of an assize.
- judgment:the last assize; the great assize.
- Lawmakinga statute for the regulation and control of weights and measures or prices of general commodities in the market.
- Latin sēssum (sed- stem of sedēre to sit + -tus past participle suffix)
- Old French: a sitting, noun, nominal use of feminine of asis seated at (past participle of aseeir), equivalent. to a- a-5 + -sis
- Middle English asise 1250–1300