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assize

[ə′sīz]
(civil engineering)
A cylindrical block of stone forming one unit in a column.
A layer of stonework.

assize

1. A cylindrical block of stone forming one unit in a column.
2. A course of stonework.
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Appeals from decisions of the assize court are brought before another assize court.
Assize Court Trial Calendar (14) (TNA: PRO ASSI 35/53/5, mb.
The perplexing issue of acquittals in the fin-de-siecle assize court was nothing less than the failure of the state system of justice to displace a popular system of justice.
Kelly, 27, was convicted of murder on February 8, 1950, at Liverpool Assize Court and sentenced to death after Leonard Thomas, the manager of the Cameo Cinema in Wavertree, Liverpool, and his assistant, were shot dead during a bungled burglary in March 1949.
He was due to face a French Assize Court today but a hospital spokesman said police had been informed that Chanal was unfit to fly from St Etienne to Reims.
The trial will now go ahead at the Assize Court of Rheims and is expected to last 10 days.
The festival will also feature The Majoda Incident Trial, a dramatic recreation of the Lampeter Assize Court case of June 1945, when William Killick was charged with the attempted murder of Dylan Thomas and others following a bizarre shooting incident.
Containing a court of appeal, an assize court and two smaller tribunal courts, together with offices and ancillary facilities, the six-storey building is organised around a rhomboidal plan.
If not, they would be subjected to a series of graduated infractions that would take them first to the police court, which handled misdemeanors, then to the correctional tribunal, which handled crimes, and then to the assize court, which handled felonies.
Frank Arne, a twenty-six-year-old assassin, appears before the Assize Court in la Sarthe, thirty months after the perpetrated crime.
In Cyprus, the case, which was before the Nicosia Assize Court, was suspended following the Athens ruling.
Ten of the accused were discharged by the Assize Court of Val-de-Marne for lack of evidence, while the others were given light sentences ranging for one year suspended to three year jail.