hear

verb

  • General legal English

Definitions of hear

  • to officially consider in the context of a legal proceeding; to give a formal or judicial hearing to a case or argument

    The court agreed to hear his claim.

Phrase Bank for hear

  • The court refused to hear the evidence.

  • The court declined to hear the case.

  • The appellate court agreed to hear oral arguments.

  • The court heard the witnesses in private.