Early English Law. the pursuit of a felon or an offender with loud outcries or clamor to give an alarm.
any public clamor, protest, or alarm:
a general hue and cry against the war.
(formerly) the pursuit of a suspected criminal with loud cries in order to raise the alarm
any loud public outcry
Any loud clamor or protest intended to incite others to action: “In the 1980s, there was a great hue and cry for educational reform.”
A public clamor, as of protest or demand. For example, The reformers raised a hue and cry about political corruption. This redundant expression (hue and cry both mean “an outcry”), dating from the 1200s, originally meant “an outcry calling for the pursuit of a criminal.” By the mid-1500s it was also being used more broadly, as in the example.
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