Middle English, partial translation of Anglo-French oyer et terminer, literally, to hear and determine
15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
oyer and terminer
“Oyer and terminer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oyer%20and%20terminer. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.
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