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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A session of a court or a verdict or an inquiry made at such a session.
From Old French asise, from asseoir (to seat), from Latin assidere (to sit), from ad- + sedere (to sit). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sed- (to sit), which also gave us sit, chair, saddle, soot, sediment, cathedral, preside, president, tetrahedron, surcease, assiduous, and sessile. Earliest documented use: 1297.
“I was just finishing up when a runner arrived from the assize with a summons from my father.”
Sarah Downing; Bound; Lulu; 2015.
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