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

    A jury summoned by a writ of assize; a court; a statute; a tax; the verdict of jurors of a court of assize; an action.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In the practice of the criminal courts of Scotland, the fifteen men who decide on the conviction or acquittal of an accused person are called the "assise," though in popular language, and even in statutes, they are called the "jury." Wharton. See Assise.