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Meaning of "assizes" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ASSIZES

assizes  [əˈsaɪzɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ASSIZES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Assizes is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ASSIZES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Assizes

The courts of assize, or assizes, were periodic criminal courts held around England and Wales until 1972, when together with the quarter sessions they were abolished by the Courts Act 1971 and replaced by a single permanent Crown Court. The assizes heard the most serious cases, which were committed to it by the quarter sessions, while the more minor offences were dealt with summarily by justices of the peace in petty sessions. The word assize refers to the sittings or sessions of the judges, known as "justices of assize", who were judges of the King's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice who travelled across the seven circuits of England and Wales on commissions of "oyer and terminer", setting up court and summoning juries at the various assize towns.

Definition of assizes in the English dictionary

The definition of assizes in the dictionary is the sessions, usually held four times a year, of the principal court in each county, exercising civil and criminal jurisdiction, attended by itinerant judges: replaced in 1971 by crown courts.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ASSIZES


bizzies
ˈbɪzɪz
blazes
ˈbleɪzɪz
busies
ˈbɪzɪz
dizzies
ˈdɪzɪz
elevenses
ɪˈlɛvənzɪz
exercises
ˈɛksəˌsaɪzɪz
fezzes
ˈfezɪz
floozies
ˈfluːzɪz
fourses
ˈfɔːzɪz
frenzies
ˈfrenzɪz
Joneses
ˈdʒəʊnzɪz
Menzies
ˈmɛnzɪz
Moses
ˈməʊzɪz
phrensies
ˈfrenzɪz
ring-a-ring-a-roses
ˌrɪŋəˌrɪŋəˈrəʊzɪz
Tassies
ˈtæzɪz
tizzies
ˈtɪzɪz
zizz
zɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ASSIZES

assistant mistress
assistant priest
assistant principal
assistant professor
assistant referee
assistant secretary
assistant teacher
assistantship
assisted dying
assisted living
assisted passage
assisted place
assisted suicide
assister
assistive
assistor
Assiut
assize
assizer
asslike

WORDS THAT END LIKE ASSIZES

A sizes
accessories
activities
agencies
archives
articles
at all times
at right angles
at the best of times
blues
categories
celebrities
Charles
cities
classes
Devizes
quizzes
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whizzes

Synonyms and antonyms of assizes in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «assizes» into 25 languages

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巡回审判
1,325 millions of speakers

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assizes
570 millions of speakers

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assizes
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assizes
380 millions of speakers
ar

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الجنايات
280 millions of speakers

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выездные
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assizes
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assizes
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assises
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Menegaskan
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Assisen
180 millions of speakers

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巡回裁判
130 millions of speakers

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assizes
85 millions of speakers

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Assizes
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số đo
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assizes
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Assizes
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

geçici mahkeme oturumu
70 millions of speakers

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assise
65 millions of speakers

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przysięgłych
50 millions of speakers

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виїзні
40 millions of speakers

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jurați
30 millions of speakers
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ορκωτό δικαστήριο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

assisen
14 millions of speakers
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assizes
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Assizes
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Trends of use of assizes

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ASSIZES»

The term «assizes» is normally little used and occupies the 134.307 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ASSIZES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about assizes

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ASSIZES»

Discover the use of assizes in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to assizes and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A History of English Assizes, 1558-1714
This book is primarily an account of the most familiar and longest lived of English courts during the most critical as well as the most influential period of its history.
J. S. Cockburn, 1972
2
Assizes: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Proceeds from this book are used to expand the content and coverage of Websters Online Dictionary (www.websters-online-dictionary.org).
‎2008
3
House of Commons Papers
Are you chairman of the quarter sessions for the county of Warwick, and a magistrate of the county usually attending the assizes ? — A. I am. Q. 170. Has your attention been turned to the subject of criminal prosecutions ? — A. It has, for many ...
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, 1836
4
A peep at the Wiltshire assizes, a poem by one who is but an ...
George Butt (solicitor.) - Who spoke in such pathetic tone : , , t r rV It pity drew from hearts of stone;— r: ' J, .iT And then — his eloquence' — and wit . i.- Did with his judgment so far fit . i That not one word — too much— or little — Did be ...
George Butt (solicitor.), 1819
5
The Annual Register
[97] Northampton, summer assizes for 1761, iv. [150]— summer assizes for 1761, v. [101T — summer assizes for 1763, vi. [91] — summer assizes for 1764, v"'- [93] — lent assizes for 1765, viii. [81] — lent assizes for 1766, ix. [89] —summer ...
Edmund Burke, 1784
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, ...
At Hertford Assizes, nine were capitally, convicted ; of whom fix were reprieved. At Reading assizes, six were capitally convicted. There was so much business that the judge could not leave the town, and Mr. serjeant Eyres went to Oxford to ...
7
A Report of Seven Trials at the Clonmel Summer Assizes of ...
The proposition which I have at these assizes for the first time heard, is indeed astounding, that it is the duty of the counsel of the crown, to produce those witnesses only, whose evidence goes to convict the prisoner, and to withhold others who ...
Abraham BREWSTER, 1830
8
The Annual Register, or a View of the history, politicks and ...
Y. 'V'ae.mouth, in Norfolk; assizes for 1 1764. vii. [94] York proceeding? of the committee for relieving the distresses of the poor in 1758, i. 79 — Assizes for 1758,89.91. — for 1761, iv. [91.150] — for 1762, v. [101] — for 1763, vi. [71. 92] — for ...
Robert Dodsley, 1799
9
A Sermon Preached at the Assizes Held at Reading in the ...
John Okes. 'to our God , who is the God os '5 Peace; to his onely Son, who is the Prince .-of Peace s and tosi 'thect'Holy Ghost, who is the Spirit of Peace , be ascribed , '2 asnis most due, all honour, glory, praise, power, and jdominion, ...
John Okes, 1681
10
The Annual Register: World Events ...
At Chelmsford assizes, eight were capitally coi victed. At Bury assizes, four were capi- tslly convicted, one of whom was reprieved. At. Cambridge assizes, one was capitally convicted. At Thetsord assizes, three were capitally convicted ; but ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ASSIZES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term assizes is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Easter Rising still unsettles
Likening the response to the Bloody Assizes of 1685, it called for the authorities to bring the prisoners before civil courts. These concerns had ... «Law Gazette, Jul 15»
2
Wife killing 8 newborns: 9 years jail
Published Saturday, July 04, 2015. Dominique Cottrez tears up on the last day of her trial at the Court of Assizes in Douai, northern France. (AFP). A French court ... «Emirates 24/7, Jul 15»
3
Housewife killing eight of her newborns: Nine years in jail
Published Saturday, July 04, 2015. Dominique Cottrez tears up on the last day of her trial at the Court of Assizes in Douai, northern France. (AFP). A French court ... «Emirates 24/7, Jul 15»
4
Teacher charged with assaulting student freed
He went on trial before Justice David Harris in the Second Assizes. The State's case, led by prosecutor Sabrina Dougdeen-Jaglal, was that on ... «Trinidad Guardian, Jul 15»
5
French mother Dominique Cottrez jailed for nine years for infanticide …
Douai Assizes heard how Cottrez's secret relationship continued long after she got married, and that she loved her father, farmer Oscar ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
6
Postman, 20 sentenced for stealing
Jurors at Hampshire Assizes heard in 1876 the package had been sent by a woman in London to her daughter who was in service at Sydd House, Lyndhurst but ... «Daily Echo, Jul 15»
7
Murderer forgiven by victim's family in touching letter
Mrs Early was later to tell Hampshire Assizes: “I got to the top of the stairs. ... He appeared before Mr Justice Cave at Hampshire Assizes on ... «Daily Echo, Jul 15»
8
City butcher Gary taking his final bow
He went on the run but was eventually captured and tried for murder at Leeds Assizes. He was found guilty and hanged at Armley prison. «The Star, Jun 15»
9
GENEALOGY WITH JANICE: Discover the scoundrels, criminals and …
... quarterly reports of arrests and trials at the County Quarter Sessions and annual or semi-annual coverage of the Assizes – that's the court that ... «insideTORONTO.com, Jun 15»
10
Habre victims demand fair trial
The Court of Assizes of the Extraordinary African Chambers (CAE) must ensure a fair and exemplary trial of former Chadian President Hissene ... «StarAfrica.com, Jun 15»

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