oyez









oyez


interjection

  1. hear! attend! (a cry uttered usually twice by a court officer to command silence and attention, as before court is in session, and formerly by public criers).

noun, plural oyesses.

  1. a cry of “oyez.”

interjection

  1. a cry, usually uttered three times, by a public crier or court official for silence and attention before making a proclamation

noun

  1. such a cry

interj.early 15c., from Anglo-French oyez “hear ye!” (late 13c., Old French oiez), a cry uttered (usually thrice) to call attention, from Latin subjunctive audiatis, plural imperative of audire “to hear” (Anglo-French oier; see audience).

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