Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “assizes”


noun [plural]     /əˈsaɪ.zɪz/
(in Wales and England until 1971) one or more of the meetings of the most important court in each county, usually held four times a year by a travelling judgeOfficial meetingsMeeting people
(Definition of assizes noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of assizes

Translations of “assizes”

Word of the Day


willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More