Assizer

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Assizer An officer who has the care or inspection of weights and measures, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n assizer In English history, a member of a grand assize (which see, under assize).
    • n assizer In Scotland, a juror.
    • n assizer One who had custody of the assize or standards of weight and measure; one who fixed the assize of bread and ale, or other articles of general consumption.
    • n assizer Also spelled assizor, assiser, assisor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Assizer an officer who inspects weights and measures
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. assise, an assembly of judges, a set rate—asseoir—L. assidēre.

Usage

In literature:

The assize of bread was very irregularly enforced, and that of other victuals had been given up altogether.
"An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England" by Edward Potts Cheyney
Out of the whole company of saints and angels, not one but was to suppose himself her champion-elect against the Great Assize!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
In 1534 a second great assize against heretics was held in the same place.
"The Scottish Reformation" by Alexander F. Mitchell
She had left the Assize Court acquitted, declared to be innocent, amid the applause of the crowd.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII." by Guy de Maupassant
The following Sunday, July 14th, Mr. Keble preached the Assize Sermon in the University Pulpit.
"Apologia Pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Cardinal Newman
He was tried for sedition at the Niagara assizes a day or two before Mr. Gourlay.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
The case looks very bad against Wynne, and yesterday the magistrate committed him for trial at the coming assizes.
"A Master of Mysteries" by L. T. Meade
The Black Assize at Exeter was by no means the only instance of its land.
"Clare Avery" by Emily Sarah Holt
The money would be forthcoming if the trial were notoriously dropped by next assizes.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
He then had notice for the summer assizes at Warwick; and so on.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
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In poetry:

"Still, in perpetual judgment,
I hold assize within,
With sure reward of holiness,
And dread rebuke of sin.
"The Vision Of Echard" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The flowers with the hardy eyes,
The bread that feeds the gods,
These will be you till Last Assize
When I'm improper sods.
"Days Pass: Men Pass" by Stephen Vincent Benet
The Sheriffe of Oxford late is grown so wise
As to repreive his Beere till next assize:
Alas! twas not so quick, twas not so heady,
The Jury sate and found it dead already.
"Upon The Sherrifs Beere" by William Strode
When thou descendest once the shades among,
The stern assize and equal judgment o'er,
Not thy long lineage nor thy golden tongue,
No, nor thy righteousness, shall friend thee more.
"Diffugere Nives" by A E Housman
In this cage or that, a linnet or finch,
And the points it had were declared and surmised:
And this one's tail was spread out, and there
Two little half-moons, the marks that were prized;
And you looked well on the bird assized.
"Dublin Roads" by Padraic Colum
--When the race is convened at the great assize
And the last long trumpet-call,
If Woman 'gainst Man, in her just appeal,
At the feet of the Judge should fall,
O the cause were secure;--the sentence sure!
--But she will forgive him all!--
"Crossing Solway" by Francis Turner Palgrave