Common crier

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Common crier the crier of a town or city.
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Usage

In literature:

In it sits Sir Thomas White, supported by his chaplain, and attended by his sword-bearer and the common crier.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, Nov 1877-Nov 1878" by Various
At Athens, the common crier was instructed to burn all the prohibited works of Pythagoras which could be found.
"Bygone Punishments" by William Andrews
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