Then was there a solemne oyes made, and silence commanded, and then presently beganne their seuere and cruell iudgement.
oyes ce Docteur muet estudie en ce livre Qui nuict et jour ouvert t'apprendra de bien vivre.
It was at this point the heralds cried their "oyes," and our conversation was at an end for the time.
early 15c., from Anglo-French oyez "hear ye!" (late 13c., Old French oiez), a cry uttered (usually thrice) to call attention, from Latin subjunctive audiatis, plural imperative of audire "to hear" (Anglo-French oier; see audience).