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- n. refusal
- n. The act of disqualifying a judge or jury in a specific case on the grounds of possible partiality or prejudice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Refusal.
- n. The act of refusing a judge or challenging that he shall not try the cause, on account of his supposed partiality.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, the interposition of an objection or challenge for cause to a judge or arbitrator, or to an expert-appointed by a court; also, the objection or challenge so presented.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (law) an objection grounded on the judge's relationship to one of the parties
- n. (law) the disqualification of a judge or jury by reason of prejudice or conflict of interest; a judge can be recused by objections of either party or judges can disqualify themselves
Latin recusatio: compare French récusation. (Wiktionary)