“The signification of the word assizes in this connection is derived from the French verb asseoir, whose past participle is assis.”
“I thought a reeve's work to rule fairly and uncover abuses and bring criminals to justice at the assizes was the matter at hand.”
“Lord was compelled to take out a _Pone_ to have the matter tried before the Court of Common Pleas or the Justices in Eyre, that is, the assizes.”
“Its authority governed even the succession to the throne, in event of dispute between two members of the royal family; it alone was empowered to make laws or "assizes", and to its initiative was due the compilation of the "Assizes of Jerusalem", erroneously ascribed to Godfrey of Bouillon.”
“But this sort of imprecise talk would have seen Ken and his Hush Puppies laughed out of Nottingham assizes.”
“Twice a month, Guy de Trabant holds a court of assizes.”
““You thought to use the assizes to get close to the harp,” he said.”
“I wondered if it was the same one he had carried into the court of assizes.”
“However, now that the bloody assizes was over, and Rowbotham and his merry men were ready to take the road again, I was able to get back to the business in hand, which was getting myself safely into Cawnpore.”
“The peasants continually see in their visions the things and costumes of past times, and this can hardly be tradition, for they have forgotten the names of their own great-grandfathers, and know so little about ancient customs that they will tell you about Finn MacCool flinging a man over a haystack on his way to the assizes in Cork.”
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Nouns that are common in plural form but are non-existent or rarely used in singular form.
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