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CRIER. An inferior officer of a court, whose duty it is to open and adjourn the court, when ordered by the judges; to make proclamations and obey the directions of the court in anything which concerns the administration of justice.

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In 2005 she won Best Dressed Crier at the Local Company of Town Criers British Championships.
Reg has been town crier for Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, for the last eight years while his wife Gill acts as his official escort.
Mr Howard, who was not wearing his town crier regalia at the time, said: 'It was probably somebody messing about - I don't know where they would get a 3ft crossbow from - but there was about five children there at the time.
He won a world crier competition in Belgium before he got the 10-week gig in Hollywood.
SCOTLAND'S only town crier is crying out for a chance to shine - because he doesn't have a town.
In 1986, he was named general manager, and later publisher, of the Wellesley Townsman and of the Sudbury and Wayland-Weston Town Crier newspapers.
Court TV's Dominick Dunne and Catherine Crier talk with four of the Skakel jurors, including the jury foreman, in a Court TV special presentation, it was announced today by Henry Schleiff, chairman and CEO, Court TV.
JOKES and ditties filled Hudders-field town centre's Piazza at the annual Town Crier Championship.
Colourfully clad members of the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers converged on the south Warwickshire town from as far afield as Devon and Norfolk to shout it out for the coveted title of Heart of England Town Crier Champion 2012.
To get back as Liverpool''s town crier would be fantastic.
Town crier Martin Hallett has been crowned best in the UK.
Lichfield City Council is looking for a strong, colourful character to take on the mantle of its town crier and sword bearer.