re·​hear·​ing (ˌ)rē-ˈhir-iŋ How to pronounce rehearing (audio)
: a second or new hearing by the same tribunal

Examples of rehearing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just weeks earlier, Jorgensen scored a big victory on the restaurants’ behalf when a federal appeals court in the Ninth Circuit shot down Berkeley’s request for a rehearing, all but ending the four-year legal battle. Bloomberg, The Mercury News, 13 May 2024 The Office of Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares, which is representing Fisher, appealed that ruling for a rehearing before the Court of Appeal’s full panel. Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2024 The Protect Our Communities Foundation, the Environmental Working Group and the Center for Biological Diversity last year requested the CPUC grant a rehearing of the decision but the commission turned them down. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Jan. 2024 Getty Images | Alex Wong In 2017, the DC Circuit appeals court denied the telecom industry's petition for an en banc rehearing of USTelecom v. FCC. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 9 Oct. 2023 See all Example Sentences for rehearing 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1626, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rehearing was circa 1626

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“Rehearing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition


: 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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