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

Examples of rehear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lawmakers could ask the full court to rehear the case or seek review from the Supreme Court, but that seems less likely because the D.C. Circuit decision was unanimous. Author: Ann E. Marimow, Jonathan O'connell, Anchorage Daily News, "Individual members of Congress can’t sue Trump over business dealings, court rules," 7 Feb. 2020 Trump's lawyers next asked all 11 judges to rehear the case. Kevin Mccoy, USA TODAY, "Trump asks Supreme Court to block subpoena for his tax returns and financial records," 16 Nov. 2019 The court also declined to rehear his appeal of that decision. Stacy St. Clair,, "Ex-cop Drew Peterson seeks to reverse his conviction for third wife’s murder — again," 30 Sep. 2019 Federal attorneys have asked that a three-judge panel’s decision allowing survivors and relatives of victims in a racist attack at a South Carolina church to sue the government should be reheard by the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Federal attorneys file petition in SC church attack ruling," 18 Oct. 2019 The full US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit agreed to rehear the lawsuit, brought by the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia, that was dismissed last summer by a three-judge panel of the same court., "In the New York case, brought by Trump’s business competitors, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in September said a lower-court judge had improperly thrown out the case in late 2017.," 16 Oct. 2019 Pitch, 80, died just two weeks after the announcement the case would be reheard. NBC News, "A mob lynching of 4 young blacks in 1946 is focus of court battle over grand jury secrecy," 22 Oct. 2019 The long-running criminal case against Attorney General Ken Paxton hit another obstacle on Wednesday after the Court of Criminal Appeals refused to rehear arguments related to its ruling concerning payments to prosecutors in the case. Arnessa Garrett, Dallas News, "Paxton prosecutors don't get rehearing, Chip Roy's crusade continues, slavery reparations discussed, and Dallas feels fiscal squeeze," 20 June 2019 Trump’s two appointees to the Washington court said the full court should have reheard the case. Mark Sherman, Twin Cities, "Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes," 14 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of rehear

1675, in the meaning defined above

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“Rehear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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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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