peremptory challenge

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peremp′tory chal′lenge


n.
Law.
a formal objection to a prospective juror that does not require a cause to be shown.
[1520–30]
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Users can enter custom questions to ask potential jurors, or flag jurors for preemptory challenge or dismissal.
98) To mitigate any potential unlawful command influence, which has been placed upon the panel up to this point, both the government and defense counsel have one preemptory challenge.
142) Furthermore, trial courts must practice "diligent oversight and sound judgment" to prevent litigants from employing the preemptory challenge to create "mischief" as witnessed in Huey.
All preemptory challenges have been exhausted as the Iraqi president has signed their execution verdicts," added the source.
87) During jury selection, the prosecutor used all of his preemptory challenges to eliminate black jurors.