Definition of the Bloody Assizes from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Bloody Assizes

 
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a series of assizes (= courts of law) in the west of England in 1685 at which Judge Jeffreys condemned 300 people to death, and 1 000 to be sent as slaves to America, for supporting the Duke of Monmouth against King James II.