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Synonyms for assize

the formal product of a legislative or judicial body

Words related to assize

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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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.
1685: Judge Jeffreys began sentencing people to death at what became known as the Bloody Assize.
THE Paphos Assize court rejected on Thursday a motion by Paphos municipal councillor Giorgos Shialis, asking to not be included on the same charge sheet as the other former and current municipal councillors on trial in connection with the Paphos Sewerage Board (SAPA) scandal.
Assize after assize, Mary Ann Street figures with conspicuous notoriety as the street crimes ranging from murder to robbery with violence and in each instance systematic immorality is at the bottom of it.
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.
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.
Wiener is concerned with homicide and rape and limits himself to trials in the Assize courts (replaced in the twentieth century by Crown courts).
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.
Bulgarian Atanas Mitev Atanasov, 44, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday by the Larnaca Assize Court after he was found guilty to charges of possession of two kilos of cocaine.