usually, -ssizes. a trial session, civil or criminal, held periodically in specific locations in england, usually by a judge of a superior court.
an edict, ordinance, or enactment made at a session of a legislative -ssembly.
an inquest before members of a jury or -ssessors; a judicial inquiry.
an action, writ, or verdict of an -ssize.
the last -ssize; the great -ssize.
a statute for the regulation and control of weights and measures or prices of general commodities in the market.
i shall attend to give evidence at the -ssize with mr. edwards.
life of richard trevithick, volume ii (of 2) francis trevithick
the trial came on at the court of -ssize about six weeks ago.
fantmas pierre souvestre
if ignorance would look upon its own degradation, let it spend a few hours in an -ssize court.
the history of the last trial by jury for atheism in england george jacob holyoake
nearly every -ssize is marked by a charge of this character.
cotton is king and the pro-slavery arguments various
it weigheth thirteen pounds, with their -ssize, being only weighed by the gesse of the hands it seemeth much heavier.’
a complete guide to heraldry arthur charles fox-davies
into the details of the “-ssize of arms” it is unnecessary here to enter.
freedom in service fossey john cobb hearnshaw
just send me before the -ssize court, so that i may tell the judge a few tales that will make them laugh.
the fortune of the rougons emile zola
the names of the jurymen who were to be called on to serve at the -ssize had been published.
a book of remarkable criminals h. b. irving
the -ssize sermons of charles i.’s reign were frequently seasoned with such animadversions.
a book about lawyers john cordy jeaffreson
after the dissolution it was used as the -ssize court, and subsequently as a prison.
the cathedrals of great britain p. h. ditchfield
(in the us)
a sitting of a legislative -ssembly or administrative body
an enactment or order of such an -ssembly
(english history) a trial or judicial inquest, the writ inst-tuting such inquest, or the verdict
trial by jury
another name for jury1
“session of a law court,” c.1300 (attested from mid-12c. in anglo-latin), from old french -ssise “session, sitting of a court” (12c.), properly fem. past participle of -sseoir “to cause to sit,” from latin -ssidere (see -ssess). originally “all legal proceedings of the nature of inquests or recognitions;” hence sessions held periodically in each county of england to administer civil and criminal justice.
usually, -ssizes. a trial session, civil or criminal, held periodically in specific locations in england, usually by a judge of a superior court. an edict, ordinance, or enactment made at a session of a legislative -ssembly. an inquest before members of a jury or -ssessors; a judicial inquiry. an action, writ, or verdict of an […]
to kick -ss. see (def 34). adjective functioning or performing well: that’s an -sskicking little heater (army)
a long-eared, slow, patient, sure-footed domesticated mammal, equus asinus, related to the horse, used chiefly as a beast of burden. any wild species of the genus equus, as the onager. a stupid, foolish, or stubborn person. noun either of two perissodactyl mammals of the horse family (equidae), equus asinus (african wild -ss) or e. hemionus […]
. abbreviation -ssociation -ssociation
capable of being . (of a nation or state) belonging to an economic . an -ssociable nation or state. historical examples in short, nothing of the extravagance of the time, on either side, is -ssociable with the outset of jeffrey’s career. harper’s new monthly magazine, vol. 1. no 1, june 1850 various