ASSAY - Black's Law Dictionary

What is ASSAY? Definition of ASSAY in Black's Law Dictionary

The proof or trial, by chemical experiments, of the purity or fineness of metals,—particularly of the precious metals, gold and silver. West v. State, 140 Tex.Cr.R. 493, 145 S.W.2d 580, 584.

A trial of weights and measures by a standard; as by the constituted authorities, clerks of markets, etc. Reg.Orig. 280.

A trial or examination of certain commodities, as bread, cloths, etc. Cowell; Blount. See Annual Assay.

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