fair hearing

fair hearing
audience to which one is entitled

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • fair hearing — see hearing Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. fair hearing n. An …   Law dictionary

  • fair hearing — One in which authority is fairly exercised; that is, consistently with the fundamental principles of justice embraced within the conception of due process of law. Contemplated in a fair hearing is the right to present evidence, to cross examine,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • fair hearing —    When accused of wrongdoing, if someone gets a fair hearing, they get an opportunity to present evidence or give their side of the story, usually in court.     I can guarantee that you will get a fair hearing …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • fair hearing — noun a hearing that is granted in extraordinary situations where the normal judicial process would be inadequate to secure due process because the person would be harmed or denied their rights before a judicial remedy became available (as in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (give somebody) a fair hearing — (give sb) a fair ˈhearing idiom (to allow sb) the opportunity to give their opinion of sth before deciding if they have done sth wrong, often in court • I ll see that you get a fair hearing. Main entry: ↑fairidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • hearing — hear·ing n 1: a proceeding of relative formality at which evidence and arguments may be presented on the matter at issue to be decided by a person or body having decision making authority compare trial ◇ The purpose of a hearing is to provide the …   Law dictionary

  • fair — adj 1: characterized by honesty and justice: free from self interest, deception, injustice, or favoritism a fair and impartial tribunal 2: reasonable as a basis for exchange a fair wage a fair valuation 3: consistent with merit or importance …   Law dictionary

  • hearing — ► NOUN 1) the faculty of perceiving sounds. 2) the range within which sounds may be heard; earshot. 3) an opportunity to state one s case: a fair hearing. 4) an act of listening to evidence, especially a trial before a judge without a jury …   English terms dictionary

  • hearing — noun 1 ability to hear ADJECTIVE ▪ acute, excellent, good, normal, sharp ▪ bad (esp. AmE), impaired, poor VERB …   Collocations dictionary

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