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crier (n.)

late 13c., "officer who makes public pronouncements in a court of justice," agent noun from cry (v.). From early 13c. as a surname. Meaning "one appointed by a town or community to utter public proclamations" (the town crier sense) is from late 14c.

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Definitions of crier from WordNet

crier (n.)
a person who weeps;
Synonyms: weeper
crier (n.)
(formerly) an official who made public announcements;
Synonyms: town crier
crier (n.)
a peddler who shouts to advertise the goods he sells;
From wordnet.princeton.edu