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Meaning of RECUSE

Pronunciation:  r`iky'ooz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  challenge or except to a judge as being incompetent or interested, in canon and civil law
  2. [v]  disqualify oneself (as a judge, for example) in a particular case

RECUSE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 See Also: disqualify, reject



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*cuse"\ (r?*k?z"), v. t. [F. r['e]cuser, or L.
recusare. See {Recusant}.] (Law)
To refuse or reject, as a judge; to challenge that the judge
shall not try the cause. [Obs.] --Sir K. Digby.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: The process by which a judge is disqualified from hearing a case, on his or her own motion or upon the objection of either party.