hue+and+cry

  • 1 Hue and Cry — are a pop duo formed in 1983 in Coatbridge, Scotland by the brothers Pat Kane (vocals) and Greg Kane (keyboards). They had a number of modest hits in the UK Singles Chart in the late 1980s, and early 1990s, and have released eleven albums from… …

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  • 2 hue and cry — is an expression that used to mean all the people who joined in chasing a criminal or villain. Nowadays, if you do something without hue and cry, you do it discreetly and without drawing attention …

    The small dictionary of idiomes

  • 3 Hue and cry — Hue Hue, n. [OE. hue, huer, to hoot, shout, prob. fr. OF. hu an exclamation.] A shouting or vociferation. [1913 Webster] {Hue and cry} (Law), a loud outcry with which felons were anciently pursued, and which all who heard it were obliged to take… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 hue and cry —    Hue and cry is an expression that used to mean all the people who joined in chasing a criminal or villain. Nowadays, if you do something without hue and cry, you do it discreetly and without drawing attention.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …

    English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 5 Hue and cry —   Hue and cry is an expression that used to mean all the people who joined in chasing a criminal or villain. Nowadays, if you do something without hue and cry, you do it discreetly and without drawing attention …

    Dictionary of English idioms

  • 6 hue and cry — ► NOUN ▪ a loud clamour or public outcry. ORIGIN from an Old French legal phrase hu e cri, outcry and cry …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 hue and cry — n [singular] written [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: hue from Old French, from huer to shout ] angry protests about something, usually from a group of people …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 hue and cry — [n] public clamor brouhaha, bugle call, hullabaloo, outcry, protest, rallying cry, uproar; concepts 46,65,106,674 …

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  • 9 hue and cry — the making of an outcry. In early English law, if the locals did not make an outcry and pursue and catch a felon or robber within forty days, they were made liable to the victim. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 hue and cry — noun singular a lot of complaints and protests from the public about something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 hue and cry — hue′ and cry′ n. 1) public clamor 2) law (formerly) the pursuit of a felon with loud outcries • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME, trans. of AF hu et cri …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 Hue and cry — In common law, a hue and cry (Latin, hutesium et clamor , a horn and shouting ) was a process by which bystanders were summoned to assist in the apprehension of a criminal who had been witnessed in the act of committing a crime.By the statute of… …

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  • 13 hue and cry — 1. Early Eng. Law. the pursuit of a felon or an offender with loud outcries or clamor to give an alarm. 2. any public clamor, protest, or alarm: a general hue and cry against the war. [1250 1300; ME, trans. of AF hu et cri. See HUE2, CRY] * * * ▪ …

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  • 14 Hue and cry — The general call to chase a miscreant; also the pursuit itself. Raising a hue and cry was usually done to alert people in the immediate area to a recent crime; public support in the pursuit and arrest of the criminal was obligatory. Pursuit could …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 15 hue and cry — {n.} 1. An alarm and chase after a supposed wrongdoer; a pursuit usually by shouting men. * / Stop, thief, cried John as he ran. Others joined him, and soon there was a hue and cry./ 2. An excited mass protest, alarm, or outcry of any kind. *… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 16 hue and cry — {n.} 1. An alarm and chase after a supposed wrongdoer; a pursuit usually by shouting men. * / Stop, thief, cried John as he ran. Others joined him, and soon there was a hue and cry./ 2. An excited mass protest, alarm, or outcry of any kind. *… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 17 hue\ and\ cry — noun 1. An alarm and chase after a supposed wrongdoer; a pursuit usually by shouting men. Stop, thief, cried John as he ran. Others joined him, and soon there was a hue and cry. 2. An excited mass protest, alarm, or outcry of any kind. The… …

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  • 18 Hue and cry — The requirement of all members of a village to pursue a criminal with horn and voice. It is a duty of any person discovering a felony to raise the hue and cry and his neighbors are bound to assist him in pursuit and capture of the offender. ♦… …

    Medieval glossary

  • 19 hue and cry — The old common law process of pursuing with horn and with voice, all felons, and such as have dangerously wounded another. 4 Bl Comm 293. See Statute of Hue and Cry; vociferatio …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 20 hue and cry — an excited protest or alarm or outcry They raised a big hue and cry when they realized that we had failed to notify the bank about our financial problems …

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