- \\ˈȯiər\ noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Old French oir to hear, from Latin audire — more at audible1. : a criminal trial held under a commission of oyer and terminer2.a. : the hearing of a document read in court; specifically : the hearing of a deed or other instrument read in court by petition of a party to a suitb. : a copy of the instrument given rather than read to the petitioning party
Useful english dictionary. 2012.