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Definitions of hearing

  1. an opportunity to state your case and be heard; "they condemned him without a hearing"; "he saw that he had lost his audience" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the ability to hear; the auditory faculty; "his hearing was impaired" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the range within which a voice can be heard; "the children were told to stay within earshot" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the act of hearing attentively; "you can learn a lot by just listening"; "they make good music--you should give them a hearing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a proceeding (usually by a court of law) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken; "the investigative committee will hold hearings in Chicago" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. able to perceive sound Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. of Hear Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The act or power of perceiving sound; perception of sound; the faculty or sense by which sound is perceived; as, my hearing is good. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Attention to what is delivered; opportunity to be heard; audience; as, I could not obtain a hearing. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A listening to facts and evidence, for the sake of adjudication; a session of a court for considering proofs and determining issues. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Extent within which sound may be heard; sound; earshot. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. In the trial court context, a legal proceeding (other than a full-scale trial) held before a judge. During a hearing, evidence and arguments are presented in an effort to resolve a disputed factual or legal issue. Hearings typically, but by no means always, occur prior to trial when a party asks the judge to decide a specific issue--often on an interim basis--such as whether a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction should be issued, or temporary child custody or child support awarded. In the administrative or agency law context, a hearing is usually a proceeding before an administrative hearing officer or judge representing an agency that has the power to regulate a particular field or oversee a governmental benefit program. For example, the Federal Aviation Board (FAB) has the authority to hold hearings on airline safety, and a state Worker's Compensation Appeals Board has the power to rule on the appeals of people whose applications for benefits have been denied.
  15. The sensation of sound. Medical Dictionary DB
  16. The sense by which sound is perceived; audience; judicial or official investigation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Audition, the perception of sounds; the auditory sense, the function of the ears. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  18. Sound-perceiving sense. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  19. Act of perceiving by the ear: the sense of perceiving sound: opportunity to be heard: reach of the ear. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Sense of perceiving sound; reach of the ear; audience. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. The capacity to hear: opportunity to be heard; audience. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. The act of perceiving sound; the sense by which it is perceived; attention; opporunity to be heard; judicial trial; the range of the ear. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. The faculty or sense by which sound is perceived; audience; judicial trial; extent within which sound may be heard. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. In equity practice. The hearing of the arguments of the counsel for the parties upon the pleadings, or pleadings and proofs; corresponding to the trial of an action at law.The word “hearing” has an established meaning as applicable to equity cases. It means the same thing in those cases that the word “trial” does in cases at law. And the words “final hearing” have long been used to designate the trial of an equity case upon the merits, as distinguished from the hearing of any preliminary questions arising in the cause, and which are termed “interlocutory.” Akerly v. Vilas, 24 Wis. 171, 1 Am. Rep. 100.In criminal law. The examination of a prisoner charged with a crime or misdemeanor,and of the witnesses for the accused. thelawdictionary.org
  25. Chwncery practice. The term, hearing is given to the trial of a chancery suit. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  26. The hearing is conducted as follows. When the cause is called on in court, the pleadings on each side are opened in a brief manner to the court by the junior counsel for the plaintiff; after which the plaintiff's leading counsel states the plaintiff's case, and the points in issue, and submits to the court his arguments upon them. Then the depositions (if any) of the plaintiff's witnesses, and such parts of the defendant's answer as support the plaintiff's case are read by the plaintiff's solicitor; after which the rest of the plaintiff's counsel address the court; then the same course of proceedings is observed on the other side, excepting that no part of the defendant's answer can be read in his favor, if it be replied to; the leading counsel for the plaintiff is then heard in reply; after which the court pronounces the decree, Newl. Pr. 153, 4; 14 Vin. Ab. 233; Com. Dig. Chancery, T. 1, 2, 3. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  27. Crim. law. The examination of a prisoner charged with a crime or misdemeanor, and of the witnesses for the accuser. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  28. The magistrate should examine with care all the witnesses for the prosecution, or so many of them as will satisfy his mind that there is sufficient ground to believe the prisoner guilty, and that the case ought to be examined in court and the prisoner ought to be tried. If, after the hearing of all such witnesses, the offence charged is not made out, or, if made out, the matter charged is not criminal, the magistrate is bound to discharge the prisoner. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  29. When the magistrate cannot for want of time, or on account of the absence of a witness, close the hearing at one sitting, he may adjourn the case to -another day, and, in bailable offences, either take bail from the prisoner for his appearance on that day, or commit him for a further hearing. See Further hearing. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  30. After a final hearing, unless the magistrate discharge the prisoner, it is his duty to take bail in bailable offences, and he is the sole judge of the amount of bail to be demanded this, however, must not be excessive. He is the sole judge, also, whether the offence be bailable or not. When the defendant can give the bail required, he must be discharged; when not, he must be committed to the county prison, to take his trial, or to be otherwise disposed of according, to law. See 1 Chit. Cr. Law, 72, ch. 2. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  31. [Latin] The sense or faculty by which sounds are appreciated; effected by the ear, the auditory nerve, its central connections, and the auditory centre in the cortex of the temporal lobe. na
  32. In vbl senses, esp.: perception by ear, as hard of h., deaf; within h., near enough to be heard; give him a fair h., listen impartially to him. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. See audition. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  34. n. Act of perceiving sound; the sense by which sound is perceived;—attention to what is delivered; audience;—a listening to facts and evidence or public trial, with a view to adjudication;—extent within which sound may be heard; reach of the ear. Cabinet Dictionary
  35. The sense by which founds are perceived; audience; judicial trial; reach of the ear. Complete Dictionary

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