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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman and Middle French oyez, oiez, imperative plural of oir (to hear), from Old French oïr (to hear), itself from Latin audiō, audīre (to hear) (oyez in particular corresponding to the second-person plural imperative form, audite).

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InterjectionEdit

oyez

  1. Hear ye. Attend. (Called by public criers or in court usually three times to secure silence and/or attentiveness).

Usage notesEdit

  • It is still used in the United States Supreme Court, similar to calling "order", and in many state supreme courts, though some lower courts have dropped its use.

NounEdit

oyez (plural oyezes)

  1. A cry of "oyez".

ReferencesEdit

  • Webster's International Dictionary: 1902.
  • Concise Oxford: 1981.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

oyez

  1. second-person plural imperative of ouïr

Old FrenchEdit