assise etymology

English word assise comes from French assise

Detailed word origin of assise

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assise French (fra) (anatomy) stratum (layer of tissue). (ecology) stratum (layer of vegetation). (figuratively) base, foundation. (geology) stratum, bed, layer (layer of sedimentary rock). (masonry) course (row or layer of bricks). Foundation (supporting base of a wall). Seat of a chair (archaic, Lorraine, chiefly plural) fly excrement.
assise English (eng) (geology) Two or more beds or strata of rock united by the occurrence of fossils of the same characteristic species or genera.