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oyez

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

Definition of oyez

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


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oyez

noun

Definition of oyez

plural oyesses play \ō-ˈye-səz, ˈō-ˌye-səz\
:a cry of oyez

First Known Use of oyez

15th century


Law Dictionary

oyez

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

legal Definition of oyez

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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