assise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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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Etymology 1[edit]

See asseoir.

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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

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French assises, from Latin assideō. Compare syse.

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assise (plural assises)

  1. (law) A holding of the court of assize (a regularly-scheduled regional court); an assizes.
  2. (law) A legal case for a court of assize.
  3. (law) An legal document or text enforcing a standard for an item.
  4. (law) An enforced standard measurement of a product's nature (e.g. mass, standard, dimensions, etc.)
  5. A method, a way of doing something.
  6. A type or sort of something; a variety.
  7. Established or standard practice; customary action.
  8. A verdict, finding, or conclusion.
  9. (religion) The Final Judgment.
  10. (law) Any legal text or document; a law.
  11. The correct or normal position in a sequential group.
  12. (rare) A point of difference; that which makes something distinct.

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assise

  1. customary, standard, usual

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