afforce the assize
- /afors Siy asayz/ In old English practice, a method of securing a verdict, where the jury disagreed, either by confining them without meat and drink, or, more anciently, by adding other jurors to the panel, to a limited extent, until twelve could be found who were unanimous
Black's law dictionary. HENRY CAMPBELL BLACK, M. A.. 1990.
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afforce the assize — To compel jurors to agree to a verdict by starving them, or by adding jurors until twelve agreed … Ballentine's law dictionary