- assisted respiration,
- assisted suicide,
- assistive technology,
Origin of assize
Examples from the Web for assizes
The case will come on at the Assizes at Banff on Thursday next.The Lost Lady of Lone|E.D.E.N. Southworth
The assizes were so arranged as to commence on different dates in the various circuits.
The case was taken to the assizes at the court of Bourges, and proceedings began in a very few days.Mauprat|George Sand
Before the assizes, Old Demdike, worn out by age and trouble, died in prison.Lancashire Folk-lore|John Harland
Of course for grave offenses Indians, as well as others, were bound over to the assizes.
- a sitting of a legislative assembly or administrative body
- an enactment or order of such an assembly
- trial by jury
- another name for jury 1
Word Origin for assize
"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 (see assess). Originally "all legal proceedings of the nature of inquests or recognitions;" hence sessions held periodically in each county of England to administer civil and criminal justice.