re·​hear·​ing | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈhir-iŋ How to pronounce rehearing (audio) \

Definition of rehearing

: a second or new hearing by the same tribunal

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The rehearing Tuesday night before the planning and zoning board is an effort to make sure the panel properly identified the property by parcel number at an earlier meeting. Stephen Hudak,, "Neighbors get another chance to oppose apartments on bin Laden property in west Orange," 16 June 2019 Attorneys for the water district petitioned the state Supreme Court for a rehearing, and on Sept. 13 that year the court agreed to grant a review. Ramona Sentinel, "Plaintiffs win Phase 1 of lawsuit against water district," 5 June 2019 The Board of Appeals is expected to render a decision immediately on whether to grant a rehearing after listening to the Arts and Historic Preservation commissions and from Schmid. Dominic Fracassa, San Francisco Chronicle, "Despite ad help from outside group, Leno sticks to campaign finance pledge," 30 Apr. 2018 If that’s the case, Kamenar is asking for a rehearing of the case. Chad Day, The Seattle Times, "Trump confidant Roger Stone seeks full Mueller report," 13 Apr. 2019 Last November California’s high court ruled that the compulsory contract did not violate Mr. Gerawan’s due process rights, though the Supreme Court is considering a petition for a rehearing next week. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Grapes of Union Wrath," 21 Sep. 2018 Six judges voted to deny the industry's petition for a rehearing, while Kavanaugh was among two dissenting judges. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Trump’s Supreme Court pick: ISPs have 1st Amendment right to block websites," 10 July 2018 CareFusion was granted a rehearing by the full 7th Circuit, and all 12 judges sat for oral arguments earlier this month. Alexia Elejalde-ruiz, The Seattle Times, "Overqualified? Or too old? Age-discrimination case takes aim at biased recruiting practices," 8 Oct. 2018 The court later denied a request for a rehearing before 11 of the court's judges. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "Four years after their convictions, these 4 Meridian business execs are headed to prison," 6 July 2018

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circa 1626, in the meaning defined above

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re·​hear·​ing | \ ˌrē-ˈhir-iŋ\

Legal Definition of rehearing

: a reconsideration of a cause (as an appeal) after final decision or dismissal usually by the same tribunal that is usually granted due to some error in the original hearing and that may encompass new matters (as evidence or issues)

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