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.
so they were committed for trial at the liverpool -ssizes, to be holden some time in the present month.
p-ssages from the english notebooks, volume 2 nathaniel hawthorne
i find that the -ssizes will be here, in alston, at the end of next month.
orley farm anthony trollope
if he had been tried at the -ssizes, i would have gone there.
the widow lerouge emile gaboriau
i have come to see a man called robert tryst, waiting for trial at the -ssizes.
the freelands john galsworthy
and as to galway, we may gather the state of affairs from the report of a case tried at the winter -ssizes of 1912.
is ulster right? anonymous
he then had notice for the summer -ssizes at warwick; and so on.
a budget of paradoxes, volume i (of ii) augustus de morgan
at hull the -ssizes had only been held once in seven years, and afterwards once in three.
the english utilitarians, volume i. leslie stephen
here the -ssizes are held, in a range of buildings erected for that purpose.
the expedition of humphry clinker tobias smollett
professional business took me to the -ssizes during your second trial.
the stowmarket mystery louis tracy
the -ssizes will open this evening in the forum at 6.30 sharp.
the master of the sh-ll talbot baines reed
(formerly in england and wales) the sessions, usually held four times a year, of the princ-p-l court in each county, exercising civil and criminal jurisdiction, attended by itinerant judges: replaced in 1971 by crown courts
(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.
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
- Associate of arts
a degree granted especially by junior colleges after completion of two years of study. abbreviation: a.a.