A Hearing is a formal meeting which is held in the Guildhall to decide something. All Hearings are to do with the Guild and can range from a small Hearing in which just the Higher Magicians are present, to ones where the King attends.
|Spoilers from "The Magicians' Guild"|
|Spoilers from "The High Lord"|
There are two Hearings in The High Lord: one to decide whether Akkarin and Sonea are innocent, and one to decide the innocence of Farand, Dem Marane and other rebels involved in illegially learning magic.