What is ASSISA DE CLARENDON?

The assise of Clarendon. A statute or ordinance passed in the tenth year of Henry II., by which those that were accused of any heinous crime, and not able to purge themselves, but must abjure the realm, had liberty of forty days to stay and try what succor they could get of their friends towards their sustenance in exile. Bract, fol. 136; Co. Litt. 159a; BL.LAW DICT.(2D ED.)

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