Oyez [OH-yay]

Part of speech: noun
Origin: Anglo-Norman, 15th century

1. A call given by a court officer, or formerly by public criers, typically repeated two or three times to command silence and attention, as before court is in session.

Examples of oyez in a sentence

“After the court officer made her oyez, the crowd fell silent.”

“The continuing tradition of the oyez is one of the rituals built into some judicial systems.”