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  • n  the county courts of England (replaced in 1971 by Crown courts)
  • n  the regulation of weights and measures of articles offered for sale
  • n  an ancient writ issued by a court of assize to the sheriff for the recovery of property

  • Significance: When judges made a circuit of ancient English towns to hold assizes, any town which had no criminals to be tried celebrated such a "maiden assize" by presenting the .
  • When the film got a private screening in the Kremlin in 1943, the real prosecutor at those strange and gloomy assizes, a clean-shaven man with white hair and a pink face, almost .
  • From Baghdad each day, the nation is treated by television to a noisy assizes when a fanatic army colonel, Fadhil Mahdawi, rants against the "traitors" in the dock.

  • Nicolas Sarkozy in Reuters Canada
    Those who take it upon themselves to shoot at police will find themselves in the Assizes Court,Sarkozy told reporters.
  • John Paul Stevens in Montreal Gazette
    Charles Elroy Laplace, the Nation will recall was charged with murder of his wife Diana Laplace on the 12th February 2004. He was later tried at the High Court (Criminal Assizes) and convicted on 28th February 2006 and sentenced to death on 30th... Denzil Douglas Communication's Unit Of The St. Kitts Prime Minister Dec 20, 2008 6043 8871 associate I shall retire from regular active service as an associate justice ...... effective the next day after the court rises for the summer recess this year," Stevens wrote in a letter to Obama.

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