justices of nisi prius


justices of nisi prius
See nisi prius.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • 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

  • nisi prius — nisi pri·us / prī əs, prē u̇s/ n [Medieval Latin, unless before, the words introducing a clause in an English writ commanding a sheriff to provide a jury at the Court of Westminster on a certain day unless the judges of assize previously come to… …   Law dictionary

  • nisi prius writ — An old English writ which directed a sheriff to bring the jurors to Westminster unless before that time the justices of assize came into the county to try cases …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • commission of nisi prius — An authority or commission which was a consequence of the commission of assize, since it was annexed to the office of the justices of assize by the statute which authorized the commissioners to try all questions of fact issuing out of the courts… …   Ballentine'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

  • 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 oyer and terminer — The judges of the courts of assize and nisi prius …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • List of Acts of Parliament of the English Parliament to 1601 — This is a list of Acts of Parliament of the English Parliament during that body s existence prior to the Act of Union of 1707. For legislation passed after 1707 see List of Acts of Parliament of the United Kingdom Parliament.The numbers after the …   Wikipedia

  • Assize Court — The Court of Assize, or Assizes, is a medieval term for legal codes (such as Assizes of Jerusalem ), that continues to be used in modern times. It is the name of criminal courts in several countries. In France, Belgium and Italy the court is… …   Wikipedia


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