assize
index bar (court), forum (court)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


assize
n.
A kind of court that formerly heard criminal and civil cases in England and Wales.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


assize
n.
1 Often spelled assizes: a session of a court or legislative body.
2 The time or place of, or a law enacted by, such a session.
3 A cause of action, especially one relating to the ownership or possession of land.
4 A trial, especially one presided over by an itinerant judge and held in the county that is the location of the land, dispute, or crime in question.
5 The jury at such a trial.
@ general assize
The action, or the trial or jury in an action, to determine the ownership of land.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


assize
also: assise
A judicial procedure in early England whereby a certain number of men in a community were called together to hear and decide a dispute; a type of court. A type of writ, commanding the convening of such a tribunal in order to determine disputed rights to possess land.
An edict or statute issued by an ancient assembly.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

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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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