A public clamor, as of protest or demand.
Raised a great hue and cry about political corruption.
The pursuit of a felon announced with loud shouts to alert others who were then legally obliged to give chase.
The loud outcry formerly used in such a pursuit.
Origin of hue-and-cry
Middle English hew and cri partial translation of Anglo-Norman hu e cri hu outcry, clamor (from Old French huer to shout) (of imitative origin) e and cri cry (from Old French crier to cry cry)