What is OYEZ?

Hear ye. A word used in courts by the public crier to command attention when a proclamation is about to be made. Commonly corrupted into “O yes.” p. 807 PACTA CONVENTA P. An abbreviation for “page;” also for “Paschalis,” (Easter term,) iu the Year Books, aud for numerous otiier words of which it is the initial. P. C. An abbreviation for “Pleas of the Crown;” sometimes also for “Privy Council,” “Parliamentary Cases,” “Patent Cases,” “Practice Cases,” “Penal Code,” or “Political Code.” P. H. V. An abbreviation for “pro hac vice,” for this turn, for this purpose or occa- sion. P. J. An abbreviation for “president” (or presiding) “judge,” (or justice.) P. L. An abbreviation for “Pamphlet Laws” or “Public Laws.” P. M. An abbreviation for “postmaster;” also for “post-meridian,” afternoon. P. O. An abbreviation of “public officer;” also of “post-office.” P. P. An abbreviation for “propria persona,” in Ms proper person, in bis own person. P. S. An abbreviation for “Public Statutes ;” also for “postscript”

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