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a. A judicial inquest, the writ by which it is instituted, or the verdict of the jurors.
b. A decree or edict rendered at such an inquest.
a. One of the periodic court sessions formerly held in each of the counties of England and Wales for the trial of civil or criminal cases.
b. The time or place of such sessions.
[Middle English assise, from Old French, from past participle of asseoir, to seat, from Latin assidēre, to sit beside; see assiduous.]
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(Law) (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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|Noun||1.||assizes - the county courts of England (replaced in 1971 by Crown courts)|
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assizes[əˈsaɪzɪz] npl → assises fpl
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pl (Brit, dated) → Gerichtstage pl, → Assisen pl (old); at the county assizes → während der Bezirksgerichtstage
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assizes[əˈsaɪzɪz] npl → assise fpl
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