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Noun: assizes  u'sI-siz
  1. The county courts of England (replaced in 1971 by Crown courts)
    - court of assize, court of assize and nisi prius
Noun: assize  u'sIz
  1. The regulation of weights and measures of articles offered for sale
  2. (law) an ancient writ issued by a court of assize to the sheriff for the recovery of property

Type of: court, judicature, judicial writ, ordinance, regulation, tribunal, writ

Encyclopedia: Assizes