Challenge to the favor

the alleging a special cause, the sufficiency of which is to be left to those whose duty and office it is to decide upon it.
(Law) the challenge of a juror on grounds not sufficient to constitute a principal challenge, but sufficient to give rise to a probable suspicion of favor or bias, such as acquaintance, business relation, etc. See Principal challenge, under Challenge.

See also: Challenge, favor

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People,(34) a challenge for principal cause was adjudicated by the court, while a challenge to the favor was commonly made before triers of fact appointed by the trial judge.
62) Nevertheless, the prosecution argued that a challenge as fact-specific as one based upon a juror's preconceived bias was necessarily a challenge to the favor and was thus not subject to appeal.
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