justices of assize


justices of assize
Justices of the superior courts of England, who tried causes on their circuits.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • justices of assize — /jastasaz av asayz/ These justices, or, as they were sometimes called, justices of nisi prius, were judges of the superior English courts, who went on circuit into the various counties of England and Wales for the purpose of disposing of such… …   Black's law dictionary

  • justices of assize — /jastasaz av asayz/ These justices, or, as they were sometimes called, justices of nisi prius, were judges of the superior English courts, who went on circuit into the various counties of England and Wales for the purpose of disposing of such… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • assize — /euh suyz /, n. 1. Usually, assizes. a trial session, civil or criminal, held periodically in specific locations in England, usually by a judge of a superior court. 2. an edict, ordinance, or enactment made at a session of a legislative assembly …   Universalium

  • justices of gaol delivery — In old English law, those justices who were sent with a commission to hear and determine all causes appertaining to persons, who, for any offense, had been cast into gaol. Part of their authority was to punish those who let to mainprise those… …   Black's law dictionary

  • justices of gaol delivery — In old English law, those justices who were sent with a commission to hear and determine all causes appertaining to persons, who, for any offense, had been cast into gaol. Part of their authority was to punish those who let to mainprise those… …   Black's law dictionary

  • justices of nisi prius — /jastasaz sv naysay prayas/ In old English law, this title was usually coupled with that of justices of assize; the judges of the superior courts acting on their circuits in both these capacities. See assise …   Black's law dictionary

  • justices of nisi prius — /jastasaz sv naysay prayas/ In old English law, this title was usually coupled with that of justices of assize; the judges of the superior courts acting on their circuits in both these capacities. See assise …   Black's law dictionary

  • assize — assize, or assise (obsolete) /asayz/ An ancient species of court, consisting of a certain number of men, usually twelve, who were summoned together to try a disputed cause, performing the functions of a jury, except that they gave a verdict from… …   Black's law dictionary

  • assize, or assise — (obsolete) /asayz/ An ancient species of court, consisting of a certain number of men, usually twelve, who were summoned together to try a disputed cause, performing the functions of a jury, except that they gave a verdict from their own… …   Black's law dictionary


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