Assize or Assizes may refer to:
in common law
Common law
Common law is law developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals rather than through legislative statutes or executive branch action...

 countries :
  • assizes (England and Wales)
    Assizes (England and Wales)
    The Courts of Assize, or Assizes, were periodic criminal courts held around England and Wales until 1972, when together with the Quarter Sessions they were abolished by the Courts Act 1971 and replaced by a single permanent Crown Court...

    , an obsolete judicial inquest (Court of Assize)
  • assizes (Ireland)
    Assizes (Ireland)
    The Courts of Assizes or Assizes were the higher criminal court in Ireland outside Dublin prior to 1924 . They have now been abolished in both jurisdictions.-Jurisdiction:...

    , an obsolete judicial inquest (Court of Assize)
  • Assize of Clarendon
    Assize of Clarendon
    The Assize of Clarendon was an 1166 act of Henry II of England that began the transformation of English law from such systems for deciding the prevailing party in a case as trial by ordeal or trial by battle to an evidentiary model, in which evidence and inspection was made by laymen...

    , 1166 act taken by King Henry II of England
  • Assize of Northampton
    Assize of Northampton
    The Assize of Northampton, largely based on the Assize of Clarendon of 1166, is among a series of measures taken by King Henry II of England that solidified the rights of the knightly tenants and made all possession of land subject to and guaranteed by royal law.The assize is believed to have been...

    , additional legal measures taken by Henry II of England
  • writ of assize, the ancient writ issued by an English court of assize to the sheriff for the recovery
  • Justices of Assize

in captured territories :
  • Council of Assizes
    Council of Assizes
    The Council of Assizes, also referred to as the Court of Assize, was given power of making, altering and abolishing any laws of New York. The Court had yearly meetings. The Governor and Council attended and had complete power of the proceedings...

     formed after the capture of New York from the Dutch

a modern court in civil law countries:
  • Court of Assize (Belgium)
    Court of Assize (Belgium)
    The Court of Assize, in Belgium is very similar to the French court of the same name. It has jurisdiction over all felonies that haven't been correctionalised, over political offences and press-related offences, except those inspired by racism or xenophobia, and over crimes of international law,...

    , legal court in Belgium
  • Cour d'assises
    Cour d'assises
    A French cour d'assises or Assize Court is a criminal trial court with original and appellate limited jurisdiction to hear cases involving defendants accused of major felonies or indictable offences, or crimes in French, and one of the few to be decided by jury trialUnder French law, a crime is any...

    , French court in charge of felonies
  • Corte d'Assise
    Corte d'Assise
    The Corte d'Assise is an Italian court composed of two professional judges, Giudici Togati, and six lay judges, Giudici Popolari, selected from the people. The court has jurisdiction to judge the most serious crimes, such as terrorism, murder. Penalties imposed by the court can include life...

    , Italian court

the law of a country, specifically:
  • Assizes of Jerusalem
    Assizes of Jerusalem
    The Assizes of Jerusalem are a collection of numerous medieval legal treatises containing the law of the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem and Kingdom of Cyprus...

    , collection of medieval legal treatises used by the Crusaders
  • Assizes of Ariano
    Assizes of Ariano
    The Assizes of Ariano were a series of laws promulgated in the summer of 1140 at Ariano, near Benevento in the Mezzogiorno, by Roger II of Sicily. Having recently pacified the peninsula, constantly in revolt, he had decided to make a move to more centralised government...

    , law of the Kingdom of Sicily (1140)
  • Assizes of Romania, law of the Latin Empire of Constantinople
  • Assizes of Capua
    Assizes of Capua
    The Assizes of Capua were the first of two great legislative acts of the reign of Frederick II of Sicily, Holy Roman Emperor. They were the first, promulgated at Capua in 1220, before the Constitutions of Melfi of 1231....

    , law of the Kingdom of Sicily (1220)
  • Assizes of Antioch, translated in medieval times by Sempad the Constable

a meeting:
  • European Assizes
    European Assizes
    The European Assizes was a one-off² assembly of the European Parliament and the national parliaments of the member states of the European Union in Rome in 1990 ahead of the intergovernmental negotiations that were to result in the Treaty of Maastricht....

    , a one-time assembly of the European Parliament and the national parliaments in 1990

a regulation:
  • Assize of Bread and Ale
    Assize of Bread and Ale
    The Assize of Bread and Ale was a 13th-century statute in late medieval English law, which regulated the price, weight and quality of the bread and beer manufactured and sold in towns, villages and hamlets. This statute is usually attributed to act 51 Hen. III, occurring about 1266–1267. It was...

    , an obsolete English statute regulating the price, weight and quality of the bread and beer
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