Courts of Assize and Nisi Prius

Courts of Assize and Nisi Prius
/korts av asayz send naysay prayas/
Courts in England composed of two or more commissioners, called "judges of assize" (or of "assize and nisi prius"), who were twice in every year sent by the king's special commission, on circuits all round the kingdom, to try, by a jury of the respective counties, the truth of such matters of fact as were there under dispute in the courts of Westminster Hall. With the establishment of the Crown Court (1971), these courts were abolished

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  • Courts of Assize and Nisi Prius — /korts av asayz send naysay prayas/ Courts in England composed of two or more commissioners, called judges of assize (or of assize and nisi prius ), who were twice in every year sent by the king s special commission, on circuits all round the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • court of assize and nisi prius — noun the county courts of England (replaced in 1971 by Crown courts) • Syn: ↑assizes, ↑court of assize • Hypernyms: ↑court, ↑tribunal, ↑judicature …   Useful english dictionary

  • Court of Nisi Prius — /kort av naysay prayas/ Though this term is frequently used as a general designation of any court exercising general, original jurisdiction in civil cases (being used interchangeably with trialcourt ), it belonged as a legal title only to a court …   Black's law dictionary

  • Court of Nisi Prius — /kort av naysay prayas/ Though this term is frequently used as a general designation of any court exercising general, original jurisdiction in civil cases (being used interchangeably with trialcourt ), it belonged as a legal title only to a court …   Black's law dictionary

  • Nisi prius — is a historical term in English law. In the nineteenth century, it came to be used to denote generally all legal actions tried before judges of the King s Bench Division[1] and in the early twentieth century for actions tried at assize by a judge …   Wikipedia

  • nisi prius — ˈprīəs noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin, literally, unless before (words introducing a clause in the writ) 1. a. : a cause involving issues of fact that being begun in the courts of Westminster was appointed to be tried there… …   Useful english dictionary

  • assize — assize, or assise (obsolete) /asayz/ An ancient species of court, consisting of a certain number of men, usually twelve, who were summoned together to try a disputed cause, performing the functions of a jury, except that they gave a verdict from… …   Black's law dictionary

  • assize, or assise — (obsolete) /asayz/ An ancient species of court, consisting of a certain number of men, usually twelve, who were summoned together to try a disputed cause, performing the functions of a jury, except that they gave a verdict from their own… …   Black's law dictionary

  • assize — assize, or assise (obsolete) /asayz/ An ancient species of court, consisting of a certain number of men, usually twelve, who were summoned together to try a disputed cause, performing the functions of a jury, except that they gave a verdict from… …   Black's law dictionary

  • assize, or assise — (obsolete) /asayz/ An ancient species of court, consisting of a certain number of men, usually twelve, who were summoned together to try a disputed cause, performing the functions of a jury, except that they gave a verdict from their own… …   Black's law dictionary

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