Definition of rehear in English:

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Pronunciation: /rēˈhir/

verb (past and past participle reheard /-ˈhərd/)

1Hear or listen to again.
Example sentences
  • The then Education Secretary directed that the decision-making part of the process should be reheard.
  • While victims groups are pleased to see that avenues are available to them, they fear that having to effectively rehear some evidence in the Netherlands could add considerable time and cost to the process.
  • The replacement judge refused to rehear evidence that had already been presented and was later discovered to have written the prosecution's recommendation for the death sentence.
1.1 Law Hear (a case or plaintiff) in a court again: (as noun rehearing) the parents produced fresh evidence and won a rehearing
More example sentences
  • We would submit that it is not open to the Court of Appeal to rehear a case on grounds that have not been advanced in the court below.
  • Although it is still possible that the Solicitor General and the Justice Department may now ask the United States Supreme Court to rehear their case, that is last recourse they have left.
  • The duty of the Court is to rehear the case - to reconsider it on the basis of the materials before the trial judge.

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Syllabification: re·hear

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