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

 

oyez!

 
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an old word meaning 'listen'. It was traditionally shouted, usually three times, to get people's attention, by officials in courts of law and by town criers (= people whose job is to walk through the streets of towns and shout official announcements and other news).

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