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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In a lawsuit against Quaker Oats and The Snapple Beverage Division, Muse Cordero Chen, a minority owned advertising agency, announced it filed a surprise preemptory challenge to replace Superior Court Judge John Shook.
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.