Definitions for oyezˈoʊ yɛs, ˈoʊ yɛz
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o•yezˈoʊ yɛs, ˈoʊ yɛz(interj.)
hear! attend! (uttered by court officers, and formerly by public criers, to command silence before a proclamation).
(n.)a cry of “oyez.”
Origin of oyez:
1375–1425; late ME < AF, pl. impv. of oyer to hear, OF oïr < L audīre
A cry of "oyez".
Hear ye. Attend. (Called by public criers or in court usually three times to secure silence).
Origin: From and oyez, oiez, imperative plural of oir, from oïr, from audio.