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tr.v. re·cused, re·cus·ing, re·cus·es
To disqualify or seek to disqualify (a judge or juror) from participation in the decision in a case, as for personal prejudice against a party or for personal interest in the outcome.
[Middle English recusen, ultimately (partly via Old French recuser) from Latin recūsāre : re-, re- + causa, lawsuit; see cause.]
re·cu′sal (-kyo͞o′zəl) n.
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the withdrawal of a judge from a legal case
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|Noun||1.||recusal - (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|
disqualification - the act of preventing someone from participating by finding them unqualified
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