rehear

verb
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 Makar joined Wolf and judges Joseph Lewis and Ross Bilbrey in opposing the request to rehear the case. Dara Kam, sun-sentinel.com, "Medical marijuana case that dramatically changes the industry will go to Florida Supreme Court," 28 Aug. 2019 But a new order issued Tuesday says a member of the court requested a poll on whether the case should be reheard by the full 11th Circuit, and a majority of the judges on the court voted in favor. Washington Post, "Grand jury records on mass lynching once again before court," 4 June 2019 Jurors in the Ghost Ship criminal case were slated to spend Wednesday listening to testimony from three key witnesses who took the stand during the trial, but later opted not to rehear sworn statements from one of the two defendants, Derick Almena. Megan Cassidy, SFChronicle.com, "Ghost Ship jurors request key testimony in second week of deliberations," 14 Aug. 2019 Many were able to have their cases reheard in immigration courts and temporarily had their deportations halted, but in December, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the ACLU, saying the deportations could not be blocked. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan man with diabetes dies in Iraq after ICE deported him," 8 Aug. 2019 Kaster said New Brighton may choose to appeal the decision, otherwise, the parties will likely meet for a scheduling conference to decide when the district court will rehear the case. Sarah Horner, Twin Cities, "State appeals court finds New Brighton police officer may have been subject to retaliation by city," 29 July 2019 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

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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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