Last modified on 26 September 2010, at 18:51

jewise

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French juise, from Latin judicium

NounEdit

jewise (plural jewises)

  1. judgment
  2. justice
  3. sentence

QuotationsEdit

  • 1387, Geoffrey Chaucer, “The Man of Law's Tale”, in The Canterbury Tales:
    Eft were his lettres stolen everich on, / And contrefeted lettres in this wise. / The king commanded his constable anon / Up peine of hanging and of high jewise / That he ne shulde softren in no wise / Custance within his regne for to abide / Three daies, and a quarter of a tide