A hearing in a civil case which is based on the content of a document, in which the plaintiff is required to produce the document.

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  • Oyer — O yer, n. [Anglo F., a hearing, from OF. o[ i]r, F. ou[ i]r, to hear, L. audire. See {Audible}.] (Law) A hearing or an inspection, as of a deed, bond, etc., as when a defendant in court prays oyer of a writing. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] {Oyer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -oyer — ⇒ OYER, suff. Suff. tiré de la dés. lat. izare calquée sur le gr. en lat. vulg. (notamment à l époque chrét.) et entrant dans la constr. de nombreux verbes auxquels il a donné une valeur factitive. A. [La base est un subst.] V. bordoyer (rem. 2 s …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • oyer — early 15c., a hearing of causes, from Anglo Fr. oyer, from O.Fr. oir, from L. audire to hear (see AUDIENCE (Cf. audience)). Especially in phrase oyer and terminer (early 15c.), from Anglo French (late 13c.), lit. a hearing and determining, in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Oyer — Surnom donné à un gardeur d oies. Le nom se rencontre de la Bretagne à la Picardie. Variante : Oyez (59, 62) …   Noms de famille

  • oyer — /oh yeuhr, oy euhr/, n. Law. 1. See oyer and terminer. 2. a hearing in open court involving the production of some document pleaded by one party and demanded by the other, the party pleading the document being said to make profert. [1375 1425;… …   Universalium

  • oyer — /ˈɔɪjə/ (say oyyuh) noun British Law 1. Obsolete assizes. 2. the production in court of some document demanded by one party and pleaded by the other (the party demanding it is said to crave oyer and the other is said to make profert). {Middle… …   Australian English dictionary

  • oyer — ˈȯiər noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Old French oir to hear, from Latin audire more at audible 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • oyer — o·yer || ɔɪə(r) n. court hearing about a document (Law, Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Oyer — Admin ASC 2 Code Orig. name Øyer Country and Admin Code NO.11.0521 NO …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • oyer — oy·er …   English syllables

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