Definitions for "Assize"
Keywords:  vassals, feudal, decrees, justice, king
An assembly of knights and other substantial men, with a bailiff or justice, in a certain place and at a certain time, for public business.
The periodical sessions of the judges of the superior courts in every county of England for the purpose of administering justice in the trial and determination of civil and criminal cases; -- usually in the plural.
The meeting of feudal vassals with the king it also refers to decrees issued by the king after such meetings. (MEDIEV-L. Medieval Terms) A) Rule or regulation; B) procedure in legal actions concerning land. See darrein presentment, mort d'ancestor, Novel Disseisin, utrum; C) itinerant court in which such actions were tried. (Sayles, George O. The King's Parliament of England, 143) A rule, regulation, or law, enforced on the authority of the Crown, though with the assent of the barons, which modified or changed the customary law. By tranference the term came to be applied to legal procedures under assize law (e.g., the "assize" of novel disseisin), and eventually to the courts which entertained such actions and the justices who administered them. (Warren, W.L. Henry II, 633) Related terms: Assize of Bread and Ale / Darrein Presentment / Mort d'Ancestor / Novel Disseisin / Utrum
Keywords:  writ, jury, inquest, sheriff, sitting
A special kind of jury or inquest.
A kind of writ or real action.
A verdict or finding of a jury upon such writ.
A statute or ordinance in general. Specifically: (1) A statute regulating the weight, measure, and proportions of ingredients and the price of articles sold in the market; as, the assize of bread and other provisions; (2) A statute fixing the standard of weights and measures.
Anything fixed or reduced to a certainty in point of time, number, quantity, quality, weight, measure, etc.; as, rent of assize.
Measure; dimension; size.
Keywords:  cylinder, stone, block, shaped
Block of cylinder-shaped stone.
Keywords:  assess, value, rate
To assess; to value; to rate.