(redirected from Assen)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

AS. A word purely Latin. It has two significations. First, it signifies weight, and in this sense, the Roman as, is the same thing as the Roman pound, which was composed of twelve ounces. It was divided also into many other parts (as may be seen in the law, Servum de hoeredibus, Inst. Lib. xiii. Pandect,) viz. uncia, 1 ounce; sextans, 2 ounces; quodrans, 3 ounces; triens, 4 ounces quincunx, 5 ounces; semis, 6 ounces; septunx, 7 ounces; bes, 8 ounces, dodrans, 9 ounces; dextans, 10 ounces; deunx, 11 ounces.
     2. From this primitive and proper sense of the word another was derived: that namely of the totality of a thing, Solidum quid. Thus as signified the whole of an inheritance, so that an heir ex asse, was an heir of the whole inheritance. An heir ex triente, ex semisse, ex besse, or ex deunce, was an heir of one-third, one-half, two-thirds, or eleven-twelfths.

References in periodicals archive ?
Valentino Rossi who won the Dutch MOTOGP Grand Prix in Assen on his Movistar Yamaha
We went out a little late in the session and didn't get into the sort of rhythm you need for Assen.
According to BDB CEO Assen Yagodin, Qatar has not announced specific guidelines for the absorption of the funding, Capital Daily reported.
Stoner, who also won at Assen in 2008, admitted to a strategy of tracking Pedrosa to conserve his battered body after crashing in practice the previous day.
Assen was shopped by two colleagues who spotted him at Grennell Lodge, Sutton, which houses 32 residents with mental health issues.
Ben Spies, who won in Assen last weekend to break Stoner's series of three straight wins, finished fourth.
The American grabbed victory at the Dutch TT in Assen after leaders Marco Simoncelli and Jorge Lorenzo spilled on the first lap.
MOTORSPORT: Jorge Lorenzo continued his dominance of the FIM MotoGP World Championship by setting the fastest time in practice for tomorrow's Dutch Grand Prix at Assen.
Using biomarkers and PK/PD modeling for the study, the PRA project team, which included members from our Bioanalytical Laboratory in Assen, The Netherlands, worked closely with Ablynx.
Assen Assenov has become a member of the management board of Eurohold Bulgaria financial holding company.
Olsen and Hank Van Assen have collaborated to published "Ranch Gates Of The Southwest", a compilation of beautifully photographed in full color images of a series of these ranch gates that adorn the entrance ways to ranches throughout the American southwest.
Olsen and Van Assen set about documenting the rich variety of design reflected in the entranceways to ranches across Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Texas.