from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A public clamor, as of protest or demand.
- noun The pursuit of a felon announced with loud shouts to alert others who were then legally obliged to give chase.
- noun The loud outcry formerly used in such a pursuit.
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- noun historical The
public pursuitof a felon; accompanied by shoutsto warn others to give chase.
- noun by extension A
loudand persistentpublic clamour; especially one of protestor making some demand.
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- noun loud and persistent outcry from many people
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Middle English hew and cri, partial translation of Anglo-Norman hu e cri : hu, outcry, clamor (from Old French huer, to shout, of imitative origin) + e, and + cri, cry (from Old French crier, to cry; see cry).]
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From the Anglo-Norman legal phrase hu e cri.
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