assize assize


  1. (n) the regulation of weights and measures of articles offered for sale
  2. (n) an ancient writ issued by a court of assize to the sheriff for the recovery of property


  1. Last week Elizabeth Parsons, an attractive, auburn-haired woman of 28, sat in the assize court of Penang, on trial for the murder of her children.
  2. Last week an assize court jury in Kingston took only ten minutes to find Johnson not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter.
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propriety propriety
/prə ˈpraɪ ə ti /