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oyez

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imperative verb \ō-ˈyez, -ˈyā, -ˈyes; ˈō-ˌyez, -ˌyā, -ˌyes\

Definition of oyez

  1. —used by a court or public crier to gain attention before a proclamation

Origin and Etymology of oyez

Middle English, from Anglo-French, hear ye, imperative plural of oir to hear, from Latin audire — more at audible


First Known Use: 15th century


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oyez

noun

Definition of oyez

plural

oyesses

play \ō-ˈye-səz, ˈō-ˌye-səz\
  1. :  a cry of oyez

15th Century

First Known Use of oyez

15th century


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oyez

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verb imperative \ō-ˈyez, -ˈyā, -ˈyes; ˈō-ˌ\

Legal Definition of oyez

  1. —used by a court officer (as a bailiff) to gain the attention of people present at the commencement of a judicial proceeding

Origin and Etymology of oyez

Anglo-French oyez! hear ye!, from Old French oiez oyez, imperative plural of oir to hear, from Latin audire

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