n. court of assizes; court sessions that were presided over by judges from the superior court and were held regularly in each county; former name of the crown courts (British Legal System) as·size || ə'saɪz n. court of law; session in a court of law; judgment of a court of law; setting of weights and measures (Archaic)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

(of the superior courts in the counties of England)

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