crier

[krahy-er]
noun
1.
a person who cries.
2.
a court or town official who makes public announcements.
3.
a hawker.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English criere < Old French. See cry, -er1

undercrier, noun
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crier (ˈkraɪə)
 
n
1.  a person or animal that cries
2.  (formerly) an official who made public announcements, esp in a town or court
3.  a person who shouts advertisements about the goods he is selling

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crier
as an officer of the courts, late 13c. (see cry); town crier sense is late 14c.
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Example sentences
The justices' first order of business was to appoint a court crier and clerk and to admit lawyers to the bar.
The wants to be judge, jury and executioner when they have not even proven to be an adequate town crier.
The sheriff court services officer in attendance upon court shall act as the crier thereof.
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