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 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 But the full court voted to rehear the case, and is set to hear oral arguments Tuesday. NBC News, "A mob lynching of 4 young blacks in 1946 is focus of court battle over grand jury secrecy," 22 Oct. 2019 The full appeals court, however, agreed last week to rehear the case. Michael Collins, USA TODAY, "'Phony.' Donald Trump mocks 'emoluments' clause of U.S. Constitution that bans foreign gifts," 21 Oct. 2019 Makar joined Wolf and judges Joseph Lewis and Ross Bilbrey in opposing the request to rehear the case. Dara Kam,, "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,, "Ghost Ship jurors request key testimony in second week of deliberations," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of rehear

1675, in the meaning defined above

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“Rehear.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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More Definitions for rehear

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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