rehear

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

Definition of rehear

transitive verb

: to hear again or anew especially judicially

Examples of rehear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The court, whose composition swayed rightward under President Trump, then agreed to rehear the case before the full bench of active judges. Jacob Gershman, WSJ, "Federal Appeals Court Upholds Ohio’s Down Syndrome Abortion Law," 13 Apr. 2021 In 2020, the full appeals court declined to rehear the case. John Fritze, USA TODAY, "Supreme Court dismisses as moot case questioning Donald Trump's blocking of critics on Twitter," 5 Apr. 2021 The court since October has been mulling a Trump-era federal appeal to rehear a death penalty case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who, along with his brother, killed three people and injured more than 200 others at the 2013 Boston Marathon. Nicholas Rowan, Washington Examiner, "Merrick Garland faces first death penalty test in Boston Marathon bomber case," 17 Mar. 2021 The decision to instead let Judge Sullivan hold a hearing before ruling on the request to drop the case had been expected since the full court voted to erase the panel decision and rehear it. Charlie Savage, New York Times, "Court Denies Flynn’s Bid to End Case and Renews Fight Over McGahn Subpoena," 31 Aug. 2020 The full court decided yesterday not to rehear the case after a three-judge panel dismissed the case in a split ruling early last year. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy, Presented by AHRI: Utility trade group warns Biden 2035 carbon-free pledge would jeopardize reliability and affordability," 11 Feb. 2021 The side that loses at the Court of Appeals level could ask the appellate court to rehear its case or ask the Kentucky Supreme Court to review the decision from the Court of Appeals. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "'No JCPS Tax Hike' group files notice of appeal to court ruling that struck down petition," 16 Nov. 2020 The Democrats are now waiting for the full D.C. Circuit to rehear the dispute. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, "House Democrats plan to push for McGahn testimony next year, lawyers say," 17 Dec. 2020 The side that loses at the Court of Appeals level could ask the appellate court to rehear its case or ask the Kentucky Supreme Court to review the decision from the Court of Appeals. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "'No JCPS Tax Hike' group files notice of appeal to court ruling that struck down petition," 16 Nov. 2020

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1675, in the meaning defined above

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20 Apr 2021

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“Rehear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rehear. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for rehear

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