Definition of oyez exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also oyes) exclamation
BrE BrE//əʊˈjeɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjeɪ//
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used by a town crier or an officer in court to tell people to be quiet and pay attention Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French oiez!, oyez! ‘hear!’, imperative plural of oir, from Latin audire ‘hear’.

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