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Meaning of Crier

An officer of a court who makes proclamations, such as announcing the opening of the court and its adjournments, calling the names of jurors, witnesses and parties , etc.

Crier Alternative Definition

A bailiff or other attendant in court, whose duty is to make proclamations in court.

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Concept of “Crier”

Traditional meaning of crier in the French law history (with some legal use in England and the United States in the XIX Century) [1]: (in French) To proclaim. Crie de pays: hue and cry. Criez la peez: rehearse the concord. An order given by the justice to the sergeant in the process of levying a fine; see FINE.


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  1. Based on A Concise Law Dictionary of Words, Phrases and Maxims, “Crier”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary. This term and/or definition may be absolete.

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