What does ASSISA DE CLARENDON mean?

ASSISA DE CLARENDON meaning in Law Dictionary

The assise of Clarendon. A statute or regulation passed in tenth year of Henry II., in which those who were accused of any heinous criminal activity, and never in a position to purge themselves, but must abjure the world, had freedom of forty times to remain and try exactly what succor they could get of these buddies towards their sustenance in exile. Bract, fol. 136; Co. Litt. 159a; BL.LAW DICT.(2D ED.)