recusation

Definitions of recusation
  1. noun
    (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
    synonyms: recusal
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    type of:
    disqualification
    the act of preventing someone from participating by finding them unqualified
  2. noun
    (law) an objection grounded on the judge's relationship to one of the parties
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    type of:
    objection
    (law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter is improper and should not be continued and asks the court to rule on its impropriety or illegality
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