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Hear ye, hear ye, my first is the, Arabic!

Hear ye, hear ye, my second is money, I don’t know why!

Hear ye, hear ye, oyez, oyez, my last is number one (hehehe) with a stick!

Hear ye, oyez! My whole gives out my middle!

HINT:

Thou hast one, but one’s not done.

The middle is simpler than you thought,

And the ending is DEFINITELY what thou hast not wrought.

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  • $\begingroup$ Note: this is a word you aren’t likely to have heard of, so I hope this isn’t too hard :) if you’re confused, just call the Bard $\endgroup$
    – user79541
    Oct 4, 2022 at 16:13

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The word is

ALMONER

Hear ye, hear ye, my first is the, Arabic!

AL
As @Amoz pointed out, "the" in Arabic is "al".

Hear ye, hear ye, my second is money, I don’t know why!

MONE
Literally the word "money" without the "y", clued by "why" (as @Amoz pointed out)
It is for sure simpler than we thought.
Also, the hint "Thou hast one, but one’s not done" could clue "one", which is part of "mone", and it is "not done" because another letter (m) must be added to it.

Hear ye, hear ye, oyez, oyez, my last is number one (hehehe) with a stick!

R
The childish laughs (hehehe) at "number one" clues the letter "P" because "number one" means pee and "number two" means poop. A "P" with a stick is an "R". A child might laugh when they hear the phrase "number one" because they are thinking of the meaning above. It is just a more polite way of speaking to your children in public, i.e. "Do you need to go #1 or #2?"

Hear ye, oyez! My whole gives out my middle!

Altogether we get ALMONER, which is one who distributes alms.
Alms is something (such as money or food) given freely to relieve the poor.
The hint "And the ending is DEFINITELY what thou hast not wrought" could mean that the "ending" (referring to the final complete word) references something that you didn't make/create, but instead something that was given to you (alms).

PUZZLE POSTER NOTES (by @someoneinexistence)

Okay, that’s a wrap on this riley! All I wanted to say here is that most of the hints were DOUBLE PLAYS! such as “And the ending is DEFINITELY not what thou hast wrought” meaning “oh, @Amoz was wrong” and that “oh, the ENDING was wrong”. Oh, and also the reason above. “Thou hast one, but one’s not done” is both what he said AND a reference to the fact that only one in @Amoz’s answer was right. NOW GO SOLVE MY OTHER RILEY! (lol)

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  • $\begingroup$ Now if I can just figure out this one!! $\endgroup$
    – JLee
    Oct 6, 2022 at 12:33
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    $\begingroup$ I’ve been waiting… (PS I MADE EDITS FOR CLARIFICATION LOL) $\endgroup$
    – user79541
    Oct 6, 2022 at 13:22
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A stretch, but maybe

ALLOTTERY?

Hear ye, hear ye, my first is the, Arabic!

Google tells me "the" in Arabic is "AL".

Hear ye, hear ye, my second is money

I am thinking 'lottery' as a synonym for 'money'; as in "I won the lottery" usually implies "I won gobs of money".

...I don’t know why!

...And we drop the 'why' to get "LOTTER" for the middle.

Hear ye, hear ye, oyez, oyez, my last is number one (hehehe) with a stick!

Now we take the number one, "1", lean it to the right (hence the laughing), and add a stick pointing left. This results in "y" for the end. The 'oyez' hint that this puzzle is ultimately another old English, archaic term...

Hear ye, oyez! My whole gives out my middle!

ALLOTTERY. (noun): Allotment; bequest. Example: "Give me the poor allottery my father left me by testament" in Shakespeare (as in the 'Bard' per hint comment.)
An ALLOTTERY gives out money.

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  • $\begingroup$ Okay, yeah, they give out money, but this is (sadly) incorrect. Sorry! (ps only one of those is correct) $\endgroup$
    – user79541
    Oct 5, 2022 at 12:52
  • $\begingroup$ Think about why they would be LAUGHING CHILDISHLY with the “number one”, what does that remind you of? $\endgroup$
    – user79541
    Oct 5, 2022 at 12:53
  • $\begingroup$ Good try, though, and archaic/not well known words are ON THE RIGHT TRACK (hinty hinty) $\endgroup$
    – user79541
    Oct 5, 2022 at 17:09

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