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1 a : to give a hearing to [the court heard the claims] [the judge agreed to argument on the objection]
b : to conduct a hearing about [the magistrate's authority to a matter properly before him]
2 a : to take testimony from [the committee will 30 witnesses]
b : to take (as testimony) at a hearing [the judge heard statements from the victim's family]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.