Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Same as Assize.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In old English and Scotch law. An assise; a kind of jury or inquest; a writ; a sitting of a court; an ordinance or statute; a fixed or specific time, number, quantity, quality, price or weight; a tribute, fine or tax; a rcal action; the name of a writ See Assise.
    —Assisa armorum. Assise of arms. A statute or ordinance requiring the keeping of arms for the common defense. Hale, Com. Law, c. 11.
    —Assisa continuanda. An ancient writ addressed to the justices of assise for the continuation of a cause, when certain facts put in issue could not have been proved in time by the party alleging them. Reg. Orig. 217.
    —Assisa de Clarendon. The assise of Clarendon. A statute or ordinance passed m the tenth year of Henry II., by which those that were accused of any heinous crime, and not able to purge themselves, but must abjure the realm, had liberty of forty days to stay and try what succor they could get of their friends towards their sustenance in exile. Bract, fol. 136; Co.. Litt 159; Cowell.
    —Assisa de foresta. Assise of the forest; a statute concerning orders to be observed in the royal forests.
    —Assisa de mensuris. Assise of measures. A common rule for weights and measures, established throughout England by Richard I., in the eighth year of his reign. Hale, Com. Law, c. 7.
    —Assisa de noeumento. An assise of nuisance ; a writ to abate or redress a nuisance.
    —Assisa de utrum. An obsolete writ, which lay for the parson of a church whose predecessor had alienated the land and rents of it.
    —Assisa friscæ fortiæ. Assise of fresh force, which see.
    —Assisa mortis d'ancestoris. Assise of mort d'anœstor, which see
    —Assisa novæ dissey-sinæ. Assise of novel disseisin, which see.
    —Assisa panis et cerevisiæ. Assise of bread and ale, or beer. The name of a statute passed in the fifty-first year of Henry III., containing regulations for the sale of bread and ale; sometimes called the "statute of bread and ale." Co. Litt. 159b; 2 Reeve, Hist. Eng. Law, 56; Cowell; Bract fol. 155
    —Assisa proroganda. An obsolete writ, which was directed to the judges assigned to take assises, to stay proceedings, by reason of a party to them being employed in the king's business. Reg. Orig. 208.
    —Assisa nltimæ praesentationis. Assise of darrein presentment, (q. v.)
    —Assisa venalium. The assise of salable commodities, or of things exposed for sale.