Complete Definition of "oyez"

English
wikipedia

Alternative spellings
oyes

Etymology
L. audire to hear; through Old French ouïr to hear; through Anglo-French.

Interjection
infl|en|interjection

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

Usage notes
Practise note: It is still used in the United States Supreme Court, and in many state supreme courts, although lower courts seem to have dropped its use.

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


French

Pronunciation
w:IPA|IPA: /wa.je/
w:SAMPA|SAMPA: /wa.je/

Verb
infl|fr|verb form

  1. form of|second-person plural imperative|ouïr

fr:oyez
ja:oyez
vi:oyez
zh:oyez

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