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REHEARSAL, noun rehers'al. [from rehearse.]

1. Recital; repetition of the words of another or of a written work; as the rehearsal of the Lord's prayer.

2. Narration; a telling or recounting, as of particulars in detail; as the rehearsal of a soldier's adventures.

3. The recital of a place before the public exhibition of it; as the rehearsal of a comedy.