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rehear (v.)

also re-hear, "to hear again," 1680s, originally legal, "to try (a cause) a second time," from re- "again" + hear. Of sounds, by 1799. Related: Reheard; rehearing. As a noun, rehearing "a second hearing" is from 1680s.

updated on June 18, 2021

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Definitions of rehear from WordNet

rehear (v.)
hear or try a court case anew;
Synonyms: retry
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