The Law Dictionary

Your Free Online Legal Dictionary • Featuring Black’s Law Dictionary, 2nd Ed.

ASSIZE Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

In the practice of the criminal courts of Scotland, the fifteen men who decide on the conviction or acquittal of an accused person are called the “assize,” though in popular language, and even in statutes, they are called the “jury.” Wharton. See ASSISE.


This article contains general legal information but does not constitute professional legal advice for your particular situation. The Law Dictionary is not a law firm, and this page does not create an attorney-client or legal adviser relationship. If you have specific questions, please consult a qualified attorney licensed in your jurisdiction.