assise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French assise.

Noun[edit]

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assise (plural assises)

  1. (geology) Two or more beds or strata of rock united by the occurrence of fossils of the same characteristic species or genera.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See asseoir.

Noun[edit]

assise f (plural assises)

  1. foundation (supporting base of a wall)
  2. (figuratively) base, foundation
  3. (geology) stratum, bed, layer (layer of sedimentary rock)
  4. (ecology) stratum (layer of vegetation)
  5. (anatomy) stratum (layer of tissue)
  6. (masonry) course (row or layer of bricks)
  7. seat of a chair

Verb[edit]

assise

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of asseoir
    Elle est assise en ce moment-même.
    She is sitting down at this very moment.

Adjective[edit]

assise

  1. feminine singular of assis
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

assise f (plural assises)

  1. (archaic, Lorraine, chiefly plural) fly excrement

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

assise f pl

  1. assizes

Verb[edit]

assise f

  1. plural of assiso