Wednesday, 21 May 2014
recuse | Word of the Day | 21 May 2014
To refuse or reject.
challenge (a judge or juror) as unqualified to perform legal duties because of a potential conflict of interest or lack of impartiality.
"he was recused when he referred to the corporation as ‘a bunch of villains’"
(of a judge) excuse oneself from a case because of a potential conflict of interest or lack of impartiality.
"it was the right of counsel to ask a judge to recuse himself from continuing to hear a case because of bias"
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