[ə'saɪz, englisch; Assise] die, früher periodisch an bestimmten Tagen zusammentretendes Gericht in den Gerichtsbezirken (circuits) in England und Wales, das mit umherreisenden Richtern und ortsansässigen Geschworenen besetzt war. Durch den Courts Act 1971 sind die Assize als Strafgerichte durch die Crown Courts ersetzt worden; ihre Zivilgerichtsbarkeit wurde dem High Court übertragen.

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