Definition of assizes noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈsaɪzɪz//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈsaɪzɪz//
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a court in the past which travelled to each county of England and Wales He was tried and sentenced at the assizes. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French assise, feminine past participle of asseeir ‘sit, settle, assess’, from Latin assidere, from ad- ‘to, at’ + sedere ‘sit’.

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