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 Tribune reports that Energy Transfer asked the court May 12 to rehear the case. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 6 June 2022 While the overall court did not explain its reasons for declining to rehear the case, the decision drew heated concurring and dissenting opinions. Jim Saunders, Sun Sentinel, 21 July 2022 In a rare legal filing by a former president, Mr. Carter this month supported an appeal by conservation groups to have a larger panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rehear the case. New York Times, 25 May 2022 The Yankees asked the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse the decision but Rakoff was upheld by a three-judge panel in March, and the team’s request for all 13 circuit judges to rehear the case was denied last week. oregonlive, 26 Apr. 2022 But a three-judge panel on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the lower court's decision that the disclosure requirement violated the constitutional freedom of association, and the full appeals court declined to rehear the case. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 1 July 2021 Kruger, however, did not vote with Cuellar to rehear another case that was important to California’s gay and lesbian community. Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2022 The full 9th Circuit declined to rehear the case over the objections of 11 judges. Arkansas Online, 16 Jan. 2022 The court then denied a request to rehear the case., 14 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of rehear

1675, in the meaning defined above

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“Rehear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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transitive verb
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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