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

Definition of rehearing

: a second or new hearing by the same tribunal

Examples of rehearing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Friday, Calhoun County filed an application for rehearing, arguing that one of the plaintiffs in the case, real estate investor James Douglas, did not have standing. al, 12 July 2022 As is common, the order Wednesday denying a rehearing did not detail how all of the judges voted on the issue. Jim Saunders, Sun Sentinel, 21 July 2022 Last week, the Ninth Circuit requested that lawyers for King Cove and the Biden administration respond within 21 days to the conservation groups’ appeal for a rehearing. New York Times, 25 May 2022 Zero judges on the 29-seat appeals court thought the broadband industry's petition for a rehearing was even worth voting on. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 5 May 2022 The court’s order Saturday indicated that eight appellate court judges were split on whether the issue merited a rehearing — to move forward, a majority of them needed to vote in favor of the en banc appeal. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2022 The government can ask for a rehearing before the full 9th Circuit. Felicia Fonseca, The Arizona Republic, 17 Mar. 2022 The appeals court granted Marshall’s request for a rehearing before all the circuit judges. Mike Cason |, al, 28 Jan. 2022 CenterPoint has 30 days to either ask for a rehearing by the appeals court or to petition the Indiana Supreme Court to take up the case. Fox News, 2 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rehearing

circa 1626, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rehearing was circa 1626

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“Rehearing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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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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