• IPA: /əˈsaɪz/

assize (plural assizes)

  1. A session or inquiry made before a court or jury.
  2. The verdict reached or pronouncement given by a panel of jurors.
  3. An assembly of knights and other substantial men, with a bailiff or justice, in a certain place and at a certain time, for public business.
  4. A statute or ordinance, especially one regulating weights and measures.
    the assize of bread and other provisions
  5. Anything fixed or reduced to a certainty in point of time, number, quantity, quality, weight, measure, etc.
    rent of assize
  6. (obsolete) Measure; dimension; size.
    • an hundred cubits high by just assize

assize (assizes, present participle assizing; past and past participle assized)

  1. (transitive) To assess; to set or fix the quantity or price.

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