assize


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the formal product of a legislative or judicial body

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the regulation of weights and measures of articles offered for sale

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an ancient writ issued by a court of assize to the sheriff for the recovery of property

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The Supreme Court also announced the new composition of the existing Nicosia Assizes; judges Leonidas Kalogerou (president), Stavros Stavrou and Evi Antoniou.
On 9 July 2013, Costas Papacostas was found guilty of manslaughter by Larnaka Assize Court which convened today to announce the sentence.
1685: Judge Jeffreys began sentencing rebels to death at what became known as the Bloody Assize, after the failed Monmouth's Rebellion.
Highlights include a set of six Charles II chairs which were believed to have been used in the court room of Hanging Judge Jeffreys during the Bloody Assize held at Taunton Castle, Somerset, in 1685.
For the more serious crimes people were heard in assize courts and maybe the Old Bailey (there is a very good website: http://www.oldbaileyonline.
In the Assize of Clarendon held in 1166 King Henry II began the process of restoration or the return of property to the descendants or to those original owners who had been deprived but were still alive.
In 1894, a top statistician from the French Ministry of Justice published a report that exposed a shocking increase in the rate of acquittal for cases tried by jury in French assize courts.
The festival will also feature The Majoda Incident Trial, a dramatic recreation of the Lampeter Assize Court case of June 1945, when William Killick was charged with the attempted murder of Dylan Thomas and others following a bizarre shooting incident.
Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) lawyer Keriako Tobiko told the Commercial court that the order that was granted on 6 April by a Commissioner of Assize had almost brought operations at Kenyan airports to a halt, according to The Nation.
Containing a court of appeal, an assize court and two smaller tribunal courts, together with offices and ancillary facilities, the six-storey building is organised around a rhomboidal plan.
Taking his cue from a brief scene in which a clown is summarily sentenced to death by hanging, Barker pursues the evidence of "ordinary" violence - that which, like the clown's execution, happens offstage and outside of representation - in the assize records of death by hanging, torture, or prison conditions.
In Cyprus, however, the Assize Court on 21 December 2011, acquitted five defendants, (the above-mentioned five andAndreas Drakos, Executive Director of Helios) accused of manslaughter in connection with the fatal air crash.
At the Limerick summer assize in 1878 Justice Barry complained that "skull fracturing had become so frequent that people did not seem to mind it, and indeed he was informed that there was not a man in a certain part of the county who had not a fractured skull." Even some judges shared the complacency.