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hearing

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈhɪərɪŋ/ LAW, MEETINGS
a meeting of a group of people, for example judges or politicians, to hear the facts relating to a legal problem or subject of public interest before they make a decision about it: hold/schedule a hearing A hearing before Judge L.A. Harris Jr. is scheduled for Wednesday.a Congressional/Senate/committee hearing Senate hearings on the Commission's recommendations will begin next month.a full/preliminary hearing With a preliminary hearing, a defendant gets a chance to see evidence against him or her. a court hearing → See also confirmation hearing, disciplinary hearing, public hearing
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