I shall attend to give evidence at the assize with Mr. Edwards.
The trial came on at the Court of assize about six weeks ago.
If ignorance would look upon its own degradation, let it spend a few hours in an assize court.
Nearly every assize is marked by a charge of this character.
It weigheth thirteen pounds, with their assize, being only weighed by the gesse of the hands it seemeth much heavier.'
Into the details of the "assize of Arms" it is unnecessary here to enter.
Just send me before the assize Court, so that I may tell the judge a few tales that will make them laugh.
The names of the jurymen who were to be called on to serve at the assize had been published.
The assize sermons of Charles I.'s reign were frequently seasoned with such animadversions.
After the dissolution it was used as the assize Court, and subsequently as a prison.
"session of a law court," c.1300 (attested from mid-12c. in Anglo-Latin), from Old French assise "session, sitting of a court" (12c.), properly fem. past participle of asseoir "to cause to sit," from Latin assidere (see assess). Originally "all legal proceedings of the nature of inquests or recognitions;" hence sessions held periodically in each county of England to administer civil and criminal justice.