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 The full court, which voted to grant the rehearing, has a majority of judges appointed by Democratic presidents and has been regularly criticized by President Trump for its rulings against his administration. Bob Egelko,, "Appeals court grants new hearing to opponents of limits on family-planning funding," 3 July 2019 The Department of Justice could ask for a rehearing on the matter or could petition the U.S. Supreme Court. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Appeals court ruling theoretically invalidates thousands of illegal entry convictions against migrants," 26 July 2019 The panel’s opinion was thorough and well-reasoned, and the arguments the White House makes in its petition for rehearing are ones the panel appropriately rejected. Washington Post, "Trump asks appeals court to reconsider Twitter-blocking case," 23 Aug. 2019 There is nothing glaring that stands out for us that would call for a rehearing. Dave Kolpack, Twin Cities, "North Dakota court overturns man’s life sentence in baby cut from womb case," 22 Aug. 2019 Most recently, the Texas Supreme Court denied Plano a rehearing on its request for the court to rule that the city secretary is immune from legal action for performing her duties. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, "City says plaintiffs dumped deal to end lawsuit over Plano Tomorrow development plan," 18 July 2019 After a majority of the full court voted for a rehearing, Leavy and Callahan also wound up on the 11-judge panel that issued Thursday’s order leaving the restrictions in place. Bob Egelko,, "Trump judges key votes on keeping family-planning restrictions in place for now," 11 July 2019 Opponents are expected to request a rehearing on the decision. Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle, "TCEQ grants permits to controversial petrochemical plant near Corpus Christi," 12 June 2019 The court did not indicate when the rehearing would happen. Washington Post, "Grand jury records on mass lynching once again before court," 4 June 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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23 Nov 2019

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“Rehearing.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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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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