action of assize
See assize.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • action of assize — /aekshan av asayz/ A real action at common law which proved the title of the demandant, merely by showing his ancestor s possession …   Black's law dictionary

  • action of assize — /aekshan av asayz/ A real action at common law which proved the title of the demandant, merely by showing his ancestor s possession …   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

  • 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

  • Assize — As*size , n. [OE. assise, asise, OF. assise, F. assises, assembly of judges, the decree pronounced by them, tax, impost, fr. assis, assise, p. p. of asseoir, fr. L. assid?re to sit by; ad + sed[=e]re to sit. See {Sit}, {Size}, and cf. {Excise},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • assize — A word of such meanings and nuances in the law of England, especially the earlier law, that accurate and comprehensive definition is impossible. Noun: A court; a statute; a tax; the verdict of a jury in a court of assize; a writ; a jury summoned… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • assize — index bar (court), forum (court) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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