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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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(Law) (tr; reflexive) to remove from participation in a court case due to potential prejudice or partiality
[C19: see recusant]
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v.t. -cused, -cus•ing.
to reject or challenge (a judge or juror) as disqualified to act, esp. because of interest or bias.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French recuser < Latin recūsāre; see recusant]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.recuse - disqualify oneself (as a judge) in a particular case
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
disqualify - declare unfit; "She was disqualified for the Olympics because she was a professional athlete"
2.recuse - challenge or except to a judge as being incompetent or interested, in canon and civil law
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
reject - refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper"
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A commotion broke out momentarily in the Dewan Rakyat this afternoon as the Opposition asked Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof to recuse himself from making rulings that concerned Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, claiming potential conflict of interest.
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The Illinois tollway's new chairman has pledged to recuse himself from voting on future contracts with a former employer after what he has described as an "inadvertent" mistake in April.
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Subsequently, he pleaded with the court to assist him to withdraw a case in which he had appealed to the High Court for the presiding magistrate, Mr Odirile Mokgatle to recuse himself from the fraud case.
"The matter is of public interest that affects employees of Mombasa and residents we, therefore, recuse ourselves.
Nicolatos himself rejected any doubts over his impartiality, but said he would recuse himself regardless.
Dave said that if Lordship (Justice Sikri) wanted to recuse from hearing this matter then he should have done it earlier.
Judge Navarro-Domingo is the fourth judge to inhibit herself in De Lima's cases but is the first judge in Branch 206 to recuse herself after the previous judge, Patria Manalastas de Leon, opted for early retirement.
Justice Umar Ata Bandial was not feeling well hence, the Hon'ble Chief Justice of Pakistan reconstituted the Bench and Hon'ble Judge didn't recuse to be the part of the Special Bench.
"The Ethics Commission has recognized and permitted a Rule of Necessity exception in matters where recusals inhibit governmental process, such as where the majority of public body members must recuse themselves and a resulting failure of a quorum renders the entity unable to act," the advisory opinion states.