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A court proceeding that determines a stated issue. For example, a hearing may be held to determine whether or not certain evidence is admissible in a lawsuit.
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A legal proceeding conducted by an administrative agency in order to take testimony and arguments for or against a proposed action. Parties may have attorneys present but are not required to do so.Unlike the court system,most agencies permit corporations to appear through an officer or majority shareholder,without requiring an attorney.

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The hearing of those wild notes always de- pressed my spirit, and filled me with ineffable sad- ness.
"I don't know indeed, senor," said she; "I listen too, and to tell the truth, though I do not understand it, I like hearing it; but it is not the blows that my father likes that I like, but the laments the knights utter when they are separated from their ladies; and indeed they sometimes make me weep with the pity I feel for them."
Hearing this Dorothea said in a whisper to Cardenio, "Our landlord is almost fit to play a second part to Don Quixote."
I must hear what she has to say--and I should infinitely prefer hearing it in your presence.
"Leave her there, if you please, and wait outside within hearing of the bell."
Sight and hearing are the most public of the senses; smell only a trifle less so; touch, again, a trifle less, since two people can only touch the same spot successively, not simultaneously.
This is the reason why images of sight and hearing are more obviously different from sensations of sight and hearing than images of bodily sensations are from bodily sensations; and that is why the argument in favour of images is more conclusive in such cases as sight and hearing than in such cases as inner speech.
Two people listening to the same sound do not hear exactly the same thing, because one is nearer to the source of the sound than the other, one has better hearing than the other, and so on.
Certiorari attorneys reported a "chilling" effect at the Tax Commission hearings during March and April due to the two reports as well as from critical New York Newsday articles, and complained of not receiving warranted reductions of their client's tentative property assessments.
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board developed virtual hearings in partnership with the Office of Information Technology Services to give all parties involved the option of using a smart phone, tablet or computer to attend hearings.
Marcus, president of the Real Estate Tax Review Bar Association and a partner in Pottish & Freyberg, said, "Various members of the bar have informed me that in a departure from the past, virtually all of the hearings currently scheduled are $20 million and over and with little if any, of the other properties.
The company has subsequently filed a request for a hearing before the Nasdaq Hearings Panel, as management believes that it has strong basis for requesting the appeal.