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A call given, typically three times, by a public crier or a court officer to command silence and attention before an announcement.
- ‘‘All the kids were sitting in the hall when the town crier came in shouting ‘oyez, oyez, oyez’ and ringing his bell.’
- ‘A new town crier, thought to be the youngest in the country, enjoyed shouting out her first ‘Oyez, oyez’ this weekend.’
- ‘Oyez, oyez - may all good citizens of the town of Pocklington, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, draw nigh.’
Late Middle English: from Old French oiez!, oyez! hear!, imperative plural of oir, from Latin audire hear.
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