Definition of Hue and cry
1. Noun. Loud and persistent outcry from many people. "He ignored the clamor of the crowd"
Generic synonyms: Call, Cry, Outcry, Shout, Vociferation, Yell
Derivative terms: Clamor, Clamorous, Clamor, Clamor, Clamour, Clamour
Definition of Hue and cry
1. Noun. (historical) The public pursuit of a felon; accompanied by shouts to warn others to give chase. ¹
2. Noun. (context: by extension) A loud and persistent public clamour; especially one of protest or making some demand. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hue And Cry
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Literary usage of Hue and cry
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1. The Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer by Richard Burn (1836)
"S. Because he that first raiseth a hue and cry, where no felony is committed, ... And therefore, if he raise hue and cry upon a person that is innocent, ..."
2. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone (1876)
"10, no hue and cry is sufficient, unless made with both horsemen and footmen. And by statute 8 Geo. II, c. 16, the constable or like officer, ..."
3. The Third Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England: Concerning High by Edward Coke (1797)
"... hue and cry by the common law, or for the king, is, ... £ore al)y a<c^ o£ parliament concerning hue and cry, faith, ..."
4. A Practical Treatise of the Law of Evidence, and Digest of Proofs, in Civil by Thomas Starkie (1891)
"The Hue and Cry is the pursuit of an offender from town to town till he be taken ; whicli all who ... As to the mode of raising the Hue and Cry, see Haw. b. ..."
5. A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown: Or, A System of the Principal Matters by William Hawkins, John Curwood (1824)
"The sheriff in his torn may inquire of all those who shall levy hue and cry without cause, or shall neglect to levy it where they ought. 106. s. ..."
6. Borough Customs by Mary Bateson (1904)
"Furthermore if hue and cry be raised by day or by night, every neighbour who does not ... And he who raises the hue and cry shall be brought to the prison, ..."
7. Historia Placitorum Coronae: The History of the Pleas of the Crown by Matthew Hale, Sollom Emlyn, Edward Ingersoll, William Axton Stokes (1847)
"Because he that first raiseth hue and cry, where no felony is committed, ... And therefore if he raise a hue and cry upon a person that is innocent, ..."