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 In a 5-2 decision, justices rejected Stacey Johnson’s petition for rehearing over the court’s decision last year that he wasn’t entitled to the additional testing of evidence from the 1993 killing of Carol Heath. USA TODAY, "Lobster blood, Washington’s teeth, Hawaii shark hero: News from around our 50 states," 21 Feb. 2020 Los Angeles — which designated itself as a sanctuary city earlier this year — will consider asking the full appeals court for a rehearing, said City Attorney Mike Feuer. Bob Egelko,, "Ninth Circuit Court says it’s OK for feds to favor non-sanctuary cities in funding," 12 July 2019 Both sides had requested rehearing, taking issue with different parts of the 9th Circuit's decision. Ashley Cullins, Billboard, "'Stairway to Heaven' Dispute Gets Replay in Appeals Court," 10 June 2019 In response, Led Zeppelin's attorneys sought a rehearing before the full 9th Circuit, which heard the case last September. NBC News, "Led Zeppelin wins 'Stairway to Heaven' copyright dispute," 16 June 2016 Plaintiffs in the Chicago case have asked for a rehearing before the full appeals court and, if unsuccessful, could seek review again in the Supreme Court. Bob Egelko,, "Public employees not entitled to union-dues refunds, court says," 26 Dec. 2019 For one, the government could seek a rehearing en banc to have the case heard, not just by the three-judge panel, but by all of the active judges on the Fourth Circuit. Karma Allen, ABC News, "HIV-positive airmen fighting to stay in the Air Force in first-of-its kind case," 10 Feb. 2020 In three separate Christmas Eve filings, the Sierra Club and other opponents of Rio Grande LNG, Annova LNG and Texas LNG asked for a rehearing on the agency's Nov. 21 decision that gave permits to all three projects. Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle, "LNG opponents ask FERC to reconsider Brownsville permits," 26 Dec. 2019 The Arkansans for Healthy Eyes committee and its leader Vicki Farmer on Monday filed a petition for a rehearing with the court to call attention to an error of law contained in the court’s opinion, according its filing. Michael R. Wickline, Arkansas Online, "Group asks Arkansas Supreme Court to reconsider ruling on eye-surgery law referendum," 23 Dec. 2019

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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 5 Jun. 2020.

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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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