rehear

verb

re·​hear (ˌ)rē-ˈhir How to pronounce rehear (audio)

transitive verb

: to hear again or anew especially judicially

Examples of rehear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Groups representing defendants in the lawsuits that culminated in the Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are children have filed an application asking the court to rehear the case, according to online records from the Alabama appellate courts. Lauren Mascarenhas, CNN, 7 Mar. 2024 The appeals court recently declined to rehear the case, and the Arkansas NAACP and other plaintiffs are weighing an appeal to the Supreme Court. Marilyn W. Thompson, ProPublica, 28 Feb. 2024 The panel said if Trump asks for a review by the entire circuit, sending the decision back to the District Court would not be postponed unless the case were accepted for rehearing. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, 6 Feb. 2024 The group is asking the court to reconsider their ruling, though the justices could take more than six weeks before deciding whether to grant the application to rehear the case, an Alabama court source told CNN. Lauren Mascarenhas, CNN, 7 Mar. 2024 An Alabama court source told CNN that the group is asking the court to reconsider their ruling, and after reading the briefs, the justices could take more than six weeks before deciding whether to grant the application to rehear the case. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 3 Mar. 2024 Lin said there is no specific timetable for the appeals court to decide whether to rehear the case or not. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Jan. 2024 Trump could also ask the full D.C. Circuit Court to rehear the case, but that separate request would not prevent the proceedings from being sent back to Judge Chutkan's trial court, unless the full court agreed to take up the issue. Katherine Faulders, ABC News, 6 Feb. 2024 The groups asked the appeals court to rehear the case but the request was denied Jan. 16. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Jan. 2024

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'rehear.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1675, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rehear was in 1675

Dictionary Entries Near rehear

Cite this Entry

“Rehear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rehear. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Legal Definition

rehear

transitive verb
re·​hear ˌrē-ˈhir How to pronounce rehear (audio)
reheard -ˈhərd How to pronounce rehear (audio) ; rehearing
: 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 matterM. A. Kelly

More from Merriam-Webster on rehear

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!