commission of assize

commission of assize
/kamishan av asayz/ In English practice, a commission which formerly issued from the king, appointing certain persons as commissioners or judges of assize to hold the assizes in association with discreet knights during those years in which the justices in eyre did not come. A commission issued to judges of the high court or court of appeal, authorizing them to sit at the assizes for the trial of civil actions

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • commission of assize — /kamishan av asayz/ In English practice, a commission which formerly issued from the king, appointing certain persons as commissioners or judges of assize to hold the assizes in association with discreet knights during those years in which the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • commission of assize — A commission or authority appointing the justices and serjeants named therein to sit as judges of assize in those years when the justices in eyre did not. See 3 Bl Comm 59 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • commission of nisi prius — An authority or commission which was a consequence of the commission of assize, since it was annexed to the office of the justices of assize by the statute which authorized the commissioners to try all questions of fact issuing out of the courts… …   Ballentine'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

  • 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

  • Commission of Jail Delivery — One of the commissions formerly issued to judges of assize and judges of the Central Criminal Court in England to try all prisoners • • • Main Entry: ↑jail …   Useful english dictionary

  • Assize Court — The Court of Assize, or Assizes, is a medieval term for legal codes (such as Assizes of Jerusalem ), that continues to be used in modern times. It is the name of criminal courts in several countries. In France, Belgium and Italy the court is… …   Wikipedia

  • Commission of Justiciary — A commission of justiciary was a method of law enforcement employed in Scotland, in particular in the 16th and 17th centuries. In an era when the practical reach of central government was limited, the issuing authority (generally the king) would… …   Wikipedia

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