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Hearing meaning

hearing - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( 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
  2. 2. of Hear
  3. 3. The act or power of perceiving sound; perception of sound; the faculty or sense by which sound is perceived; as, my hearing is good.
  4. 4. Attention to what is delivered; opportunity to be heard; audience; as, I could not obtain a hearing.
  5. 5. A listening to facts and evidence, for the sake of adjudication; a session of a court for considering proofs and determining issues.
  6. 6. Extent within which sound may be heard; sound; earshot.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Sense of perceiving sound; reach of the ear; audience.

hearing - examples of usage

  1. Brinsmade, you remember hearing about that. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. The door opened without their hearing the sound. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Through all the night Ruth Lansing had been hearing the words of that last cry of the dying man. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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