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Synonyms for assizes

the county courts of England (replaced in 1971 by Crown courts)

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I give you my word that I would have spoken out if it went against him at the Assizes.
It's as well," said the old man; "it's a question whether I shall live to the Assizes, so it matters little to me, but I should wish to spare Alice the shock.
You are yourself aware that you will soon have to answer for your deed at a higher court than the Assizes.
James McCarthy was acquitted at the Assizes on the strength of a number of objections which had been drawn out by Holmes and submitted to the defending counsel.
A visit to Reading or Abingdon twice a year, at assizes or quarter sessions, which the Squire made on his horse with a pair of saddle-bags containing his wardrobe, a stay of a day or two at some country neighbour's, or an expedition to a county ball or the yeomanry review, made up the sum of the Brown locomotion in most years.
She tried to inveigle the young barristers at assizes and encouraged Jim to bring home friends with whom he went out hunting with the H.
A most extraordinary case,"' read Silas Wegg aloud, '"was tried at the last Maryborough assizes in Ireland.
Such lawing also shall be done by the assize commonly used, and which is, that three claws shall be cut off without the ball of the right foot.
It may be that your name is being called even at this very moment at the Great Assize.
If the country folks of those assize towns on his circuit could see him now
The detective sat down at a desk quietly, and even without hesitation; but his eye was the iron eye of a judge at assize.
But when, at the Assize Court, he brought in the key to the whole case, he did not tell the whole truth.
They believed that foreigners were always immoral; and though they had an occasional assize at home, and now and then a divorce case or so, that had nothing to do with it.
A tape the vile couple made as their youngest victim, 10-yearold Lesley Ann Downey, screamed and pleaded for mercy was played in court at Chester Assizes in April 1966.
But he said: "The Rugby World Cup, in which one particular referee - who happens not to be an Englishman, was responsible for perhaps the greatest injustice we have seen on British soil since the Bloody Assizes.