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re·cuse

recuse

 
pronunciation:
rih kyuz
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: recuses, recusing, recused
definition: to withdraw or attempt to disqualify (oneself or another) as a potential juror or judge because of the possibility of bias or personal interest.
The judge recused herself from the case on the basis of her ties with the defendant.
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