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Hue And Cry

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Brothers Patrick (b. 10 March 1964, Coatbridge, Strathclyde, Scotland) and Gregory Kane (b. 11 September 1966, Coatbridge, Strathclyde, Scotland) formed Hue And Cry in 1986. Patrick writes ...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

... and cry An early system for apprehending suspected criminals. Neighbours were bound to join in a hue and cry and to pursue a suspect to the bounds of the manor. It became the old common law process of pursuing ‘with horn and with voice’. ‘Hue’ is from Old French hue ,...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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2003
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History, Local and Family History
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... and cry . A parish responsibility, whereby victims of, or witnesses to, a felony had to shout an alarm and all who heard this were obliged to pursue the...

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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... and cry A parish responsibility, whereby victims of, or witnesses to, a felony had to shout an alarm and all who heard this were obliged to pursue the...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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2015
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100 words

... and cry The practice in medieval England whereby a person could call out loudly for help in pursuing a suspected criminal. All who heard the call were obliged by law to join in the chase; failure to do so would incur a heavy fine and any misuse of the hue and cry was also punishable. The system was regularized by Edward I in the Statute of Winchester ( 1285 ), which rationalized the policing of communities. The obligation on the public to assist the police in the arrest of a suspect has survived in principle to the present...

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A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

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...hue and cry [French: huer to shout; crier to cry aloud] Historically, the common-law practice of raising a body of people to pursue those suspected of committing a felony or otherwise endangering their fellow subjects. According to the Sheriffs Act 1887 (reenacting a statute of the time of Edward I): “Every person in a county must be ready and apparelled at the command of the sheriff, and at the cry of the country to arrest the felon”, and in default, “shall on conviction by liable to fine and imprisonment, and to an action at the suit of the party...

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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2015
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History, Regional and National History
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66 words

... and cry Early English common law process of pursuing felons ‘with horn and with voice’ ( hutesium et clamor ). The outcry could be raised by peace‐officer or private citizen, whereupon everyone was duty bound to search and pursue on horse or foot. The main statutes and amendments ( 1285 , 1585 , 1735 ) were repealed in 1827 , though the element of ‘citizen's arrest’ has...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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...-and-cry Community apprehension of wrongdoer during or shortly after his *crime . This legal norm, which was important in England and other continental states, required a neighbourhood or village group to answer the call to pursue a criminal under pain of being considered accomplices. Their pursuit constituted proof of the criminal’s guilt. Donald Kagay J. Goebel , Felony and Misdemeanor ...

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The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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... and cry . Early English common law process of pursuing felons ‘with horn and with voice’ ( hutesium et clamor ), also a proclamation for capture of a criminal or recovery of stolen goods. The outcry could be raised by peace-officer or private citizen, whereupon everyone was duty bound to search and pursue on horse or foot, from town to town and county to county; both constables of the vill or hundred and citizens could make the arrest. Seizure while in possession of incriminating evidence boded ill. The main statutes and amendments ( 1285 , 1585 , 1735 )...

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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...the Way of the Free Lunch?” Chicago Trib . , 29 Apr. 2007 , Travel §, at 2. • “All of which makes the hew and cry [read hue and cry ] from [James] Dobson's pro-life detractors so puzzling.” Dan Gilgoff , “Dobson's Bit-by-Bit Strategy Has Worked,” Denver Post , 10 June 2007 , at E3. Language-Change Index ✳hew and cry for hue and cry : Stage 1 Current ratio ( hue and cry vs. ✳hew and cry ):...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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2003
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... and cry outcry calling for the pursuit of a felon. XVI. — legal AN. hu e cri , i.e. hu outcry (f. huer shout, of imit. orig.), e and, cri CRY...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

... and cry a loud cry calling for the pursuit and capture of a criminal. In former English law, the cry had to be raised by the inhabitants of a hundred in which a robbery had been committed, if they were not to become liable for the damages suffered by the...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2 ed.)

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2010
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... and cry [LME] In early times any person witnessing or surprising a criminal committing a crime could raise a hue and cry , calling for others to join in their pursuit and capture. In law the cry had to be raised by the inhabitants of the district in which the crime was committed, or otherwise the pursuers were liable for any damages suffered by the victim. The origin of the expression is in legal French hu e cri ‘outcry and cry’. The first element has no connection with hue ‘colour’, which is a native English word related to Swedish hy ‘skin,...

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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2009
Subject:
Music
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552 words

... And Cry Brothers Patrick (b. 10 March 1964, Coatbridge, Strathclyde, Scotland) and Gregory Kane (b. 11 September 1966, Coatbridge, Strathclyde, Scotland) formed Hue And Cry in 1986. Patrick writes the lyrics and provides the vocals, while his brother concentrates on writing music, and plays piano and keyboards. Although they initially used session players both on stage and in the studio, some of their most powerful work has been where their sound is stripped down to voice and piano. Their first single, ‘I Refuse’, was released in 1986 and flopped, but the...

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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish (4 ed.)

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2012
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Bilingual dictionaries
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8 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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51 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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114 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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112 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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77 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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77 words
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Oxford Paperback Thesaurus (4 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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33 words

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