For that reason I refuse to sit in the court of oyer and terminer with those gentlemen.
No courts of oyer and Terminer, at vast expense to the people.
Courts in which crimes are tried are sometimes called courts of oyer and terminer.
It was to be expected, then, that they should insist that none but themselves should sit on the new court of oyer and terminer.
The test came in December, 1718, when the court of oyer and terminer was about to begin its session.
The season, and manner of doing it, is such, that the Court of oyer and Terminer count themselves thereby dismissed.
So far as the records show, no action was taken until the trial began in oyer and Terminer.
Mr. Russel asked, whether the Court of oyer and Terminer should sit, expressing some fear of inconvenience by its fall.
The court of oyer and terminer consists of all the judges except the chancellor.
The great oyer of poisoning was, however, calculated to make a very deep impression on the public mind.
early 15c., "a hearing of causes," from Anglo-French oyer, Old French oir, from Latin audire "to hear" (see audience). Especially in phrase oyer and terminer (early 15c., but from late 13c. in Anglo-Latin and Anglo-French), literally "a hearing and determining," in England a court of judges of assize, in U.S. a higher criminal court.