Or cri de pais
CRY DE PAYS, OR CRI DE PAIS. Literally, cry of the country. In England, when a felony has been committed, hue and cry (q.v.) may be raised by the country, in the absence of the constable. It is then cry de pays. 2 Hale, P. C. 100.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.