plaintiff by reason of that occupies more, on the tenant's prompt complaint a certification  will lie, by the judge acting ex officio, or an assise of novel disseisin against  him who occupied,1 and then, after the taking of the assise, there will be opportunity  for a conviction, if either of the parties so wishes. With respect to that of which the  jurors have made the view, we must see whether they have given the whole to the  tenant or taken it from him. Then whether they did so rightfully or wrongfully, in  order to ascertain whether a conviction follows or does not. Also whether it is the  whole or a part [of what the plaintiff claimed] to see whether one is in mercy or both.2
Of the conviction or attaint of jurors who have sworn falsely.
 When the jurors in any of the aforesaid assises have made a false oath and have  thus committed perjury, on the complaint of him who lost by the assise they may be  convicted of perjury in many ways, sometimes by the oath of the twenty-four,  sometimes without it, out of their own mouths, by the examination of the judge,  and sometimes by their own voluntary confession, as where they acknowledge their  delict and put themselves on the mercy of the lord king so that they may amend  their verdict.3 But in all the cases aforesaid the same or an equal punishment is not  to be inflicted, as will be explained below.4 If the jurors are to be convicted by the  twenty-four, we must see how many jurors there were in the assise, that each may  have at least two convictors (it will not be prejudicial if he has more) and that all  are men of at least the same condition as the twelve jurors, if they cannot be of a  superior condition. [A justice as well as a juror may be guilty of culpa,5 and if the judge  is guilty of culpa that is not imputed to the jurors, nor conversely, that he who is  free of fault suffer no punishment.6 For the judge or justice to whom the task of  examination falls, if he examines with scant diligence [and] furnishes an opportunity  for perjury to the jurors, neither frees them of fault nor himself.]7 When a conviction  is sued, the record of the justices must stand until it is altered by the conviction or  held good. Therefore, before all else, even before the jury is summoned, the record  must be seen and examined.8 That being heard, it may then first be known whether  the assise was taken in the manner of an assise or in the manner of a jury, and  accordingly a conviction awarded or not. If in the manner of an assise, let it be enquired9  by the jury whether the twelve have made a true oath or a false one. If true,  their verdict will hold; if false, they are to be convicted because of perjury.10 An oath  may be false or foolish. And so may a judgment,