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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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Following the Assize court decision, Shailis is expected to appear before the court on April 20, alongside the other municipal councillors.
The decision was read by the President of the Assize Court.
Real Deal WITH regards to the chairs, Jeffreys became known as "the hanging judge" for the part he played in the Bloody Assizes, the series of trials that took place in the aftermath of the Battle of Sedgemoor which put an end to the Monmouth Rebellion.
Assize court records are held at the National Archives in Kew.
Yet it was only in cases of crimes against persons, not against property, or even the legally more complex cases of fraud and libel tried in the assize court, that frequent acquittals occurred.
The assize court on the south corner is clad in vertical strips of burnished copper, while the volume housing the smaller tribunal courts is covered with a lightweight, blue metal mesh, like fine gauze.
In Wednesday's ruling, the Assize Court handed Atanasov a 10-year jail sentence for smuggling the cocaine, and an additional 10 years for possession of a controlled substance.
He was sentenced to three years' detention in a Borstal institution, the sentence to run concurrently with a similar three year sentence which was passed on him recently at Staffordshire Assize.
In Cyprus, however, the Assize Court on 21 December 2011, acquitted five defendants, (the above-mentioned five andAndreas Drakos, Executive Director of Helios) accused of manslaughter in connection with the fatal air crash.
At the Limerick summer assize in 1878 Justice Barry complained that "skull fracturing had become so frequent that people did not seem to mind it, and indeed he was informed that there was not a man in a certain part of the county who had not a fractured skull.
The Paphos Assize Court comprises president Dora Socratous, Senior District Judge Lia Markou, and District Assize Court judge Michalis Droushiotis.
Assize after assize, Mary Ann Street figures with conspicuous notoriety as the street crimes range from murder to robbery with violence and in each instance gross, systematic immorality is at the bottom of it.