Hue and cry

Definition of Hue and cry

(Law) a loud outcry with which felons were anciently pursued, and which all who heard it were obliged to take up, joining in the pursuit till the malefactor was taken; in later usage, a written proclamation issued on the escape of a felon from prison, requiring all persons to aid in retaking him.
- Burrill.

See also: Hue

Related Words

call, clamor, clamoring, clamour, clamouring, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell
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