Medieval Glossary

Assize

A session of a council or court, or an edict resulting from such a session. An example is Henry II's Assize at Clarendon, England.

Related term(s): Court; Curia
Category: Government and Law
Added: 04.30.06
Source information: Roberts, Clayton and Roberts, David. A History of England, Third Edition. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1998. 108.

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