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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Recent Examples on the Web Lawyers representing Sherman Packard are planning to seek a rehearing on the case, according to court documents Wednesday. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Cinerama, trash pileup, liver disease: News from around our 50 states," 13 May 2020 After a brief executive session, commissioners voted to grant the rehearing immediately. al, "Birmingham LGBTQ safe space charter school approved for 2021 opening," 5 Nov. 2020 The decision to grant a rehearing typically hinges on whether the case is of exceptional importance or creates a conflict with other rulings from different appeals courts, among other things. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Qualcomm gets another victory in antitrust battle with Federal Trade Commission," 28 Oct. 2020 Lawyers for both men also filed further petitions on Thursday asking for a rehearing en banc. Erin Corbett,, "What To Know About Dustin Higgs, Who Is Scheduled To Be Killed By The US State Today," 14 Jan. 2021 Plaintiffs in the suit could ask the full appeals court for a rehearing before a larger panel. Bob Egelko,, "Trump administration can limit food stamp money to poorest Californians, court rules," 31 Dec. 2020 The district lost its appeal and has asked for a rehearing at the appellate level. WSJ, "After Civil-Rights Case, Parents Seek Louder Voice in New York School District Vote," 30 Jan. 2021 The commission could ask the full appeals court for a rehearing or appeal to the Supreme Court. Bob Egelko,, "Qualcomm cleared of antitrust violations in smartphone case," 11 Aug. 2020 The district attorney's office asked for a rehearing, but the Supreme Court rejected that request on Wednesday. Sara Pagones | Staff Writer,, "Woman serving life in prison in Folsom murder could be home for Christmas," 10 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of rehearing

circa 1626, in the meaning defined above

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21 Apr 2021

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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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