re·​hear | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈhir How to pronounce rehear (audio) \
reheard\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈhərd How to pronounce reheard (audio) \; rehearing\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈhir-​iŋ How to pronounce rehearing (audio) \

Definition of rehear

transitive verb

: to hear again or anew especially judicially

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City officials had asked that the case be reheard by the entire Court of Appeals, instead of the three-judge panel who heard the case in April, but the court denied that request. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "Denver officials to ask Colorado Supreme Court whether police officers fired for LoDo beating should get jobs back," 3 June 2019 The Ninth Circuit declined on Wednesday to rehear the case. Joe Palazzolo, WSJ, "Prayers at School Board Meetings Test Church-State Divide," 27 Dec. 2018 The remaining three commission members voted to deny Charter’s petition for rehearing on the expansion. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "New York’s Charter Mugging," 2 Aug. 2018 Some of the cases that must be reheard are fairly formulaic—involving, for example, public companies that have ceased to make public securities filings with the SEC and have therefore had their securities deregistered. Gabriel T. Rubin, WSJ, "SEC to Rehear Dozens of Cases That Went Before In-House Judges," 23 Aug. 2018 Kavanaugh’s support of NSA surveillance In November 2015, Kavanaugh was part of a unanimous decision when the DC Circuit denied a petition to rehear a challenge to the NSA's bulk collection of telephone metadata. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Trump’s Supreme Court pick: ISPs have 1st Amendment right to block websites," 10 July 2018 An appeals court panel rejected their argument, and the full appeals court decided not to rehear it — over Judge Kavanaugh’s objections. Charlie Savage, New York Times, "Brett Kavanaugh on the Issues: Abortion, Guns, Climate and More," 10 July 2018 The following year, Kavanaugh cited that case in a dissent from his court's refusal to rehear a challenge to the government mandate from a religious non-profit group. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "Will Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh deliver the change conservatives crave?," 10 July 2018 The Site Evaluation Committee unanimously voted to deny a request by Eversource to rehear the $1.6 billion, 192-mile Northern Pass transmission line project., "N.H. panel upholds denial of Northern Pass project," 25 May 2018

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1675, in the meaning defined above

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re·​hear | \ ˌrē-ˈhir How to pronounce rehear (audio) \
reheard\ -​ˈhərd How to pronounce reheard (audio) \; rehearing

Legal Definition of rehear

: to consider again or anew after decision or dismissal in the same or another forum : hold an additional hearing about would defer to an arbitrator's decision without rehearing the matter— M. A. Kelly

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