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Meaning of oyez

o•yez

Pronunciation: (ō'yes, ō'yez), [key]
— interj.
  1. hear! attend! (a cry uttered usually twice by a court officer to command silence and attention, as before court is in session, and formerly by public criers).
—n.
  1. a cry of “oyez.”
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