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From Anglo-Norman and Middle French oyez, oiez, imperative plural of oir (“‘to hear’”), from Old French ouïr (“‘to hear’”), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] audire (“‘to hear’”).
- 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.
- Webster's International Dictionary: 1902.
- Concise Oxford: 1981.
- Second-person plural imperative of ouïr.
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