rent of assize

rent of assize
Etymology: rent (I)
: a fixed rent paid by freeholders or ancient copyholders of an English manor

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  • Assize — As*size , n. [OE. assise, asise, OF. assise, F. assises, assembly of judges, the decree pronounced by them, tax, impost, fr. assis, assise, p. p. of asseoir, fr. L. assid?re to sit by; ad + sed[=e]re to sit. See {Sit}, {Size}, and cf. {Excise},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rent — Verb: To obtain possession of premises under a lease. To let premises. Noun: Compensation in money, provisions, chattels, of services, paid or given in exchange for the use and occupation of real estate. 32 Am J1st L & T § 428. A sum stipulated… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • assize rent — Fixed rentals of freeholders and copyholders of a manor …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • rents of assize — The certain and determined rents of the freeholders and ancient copyholders of manors. Apparently so called because they were assized or made certain, and so distinguished from a redditus mobilis, which was a variable or fluctuating rent …   Black's law dictionary

  • writ of assize — A remedy which the law has provided for a freehold rent, when it is unjustly taken away. The writ also lay to try the mere possessory title to an estate. Farley v Craig, 11 NJL 262, 272 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • assise — Assize As*size , n. [OE. assise, asise, OF. assise, F. assises, assembly of judges, the decree pronounced by them, tax, impost, fr. assis, assise, p. p. of asseoir, fr. L. assid?re to sit by; ad + sed[=e]re to sit. See {Sit}, {Size}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • size — Assize As*size , n. [OE. assise, asise, OF. assise, F. assises, assembly of judges, the decree pronounced by them, tax, impost, fr. assis, assise, p. p. of asseoir, fr. L. assid?re to sit by; ad + sed[=e]re to sit. See {Sit}, {Size}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manorialism — /meuh nawr ee euh liz euhm, nohr /, n. the manorial organization, or its principles and practices in the Middle Ages. [1895 1900; MANORIAL + ISM] * * * or seignorialism Political, economic, and social system by which the peasants of medieval… …   Universalium

  • Hatcham — was a manor and later chapelry in what is now London, England. [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry page.jsp?text id=770730 word=NULL John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870 72)] ] Now known as New Cross …   Wikipedia

  • United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …   Universalium

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