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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Hear! the introduction to a proclamation made by an officer of a law-court, or other public crier, in order to secure silence and attention: it is thrice repeated: occasionally used as a substantive, in the sense of ‘exclamation’ or ‘proclamation.’


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