re·cus·al /ri-'kyü-zəl/ n: an act, procedure, or fact of recusing compare challenge

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

A situation in which a judge or prosecutor is removed or voluntarily steps down from a legal case. This often happens when the judge or prosecutor has a conflict of interest — for example, a prior business relationship or close friendship with one of the parties.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

A situation in which a judge steps down from a case, usually because he has a conflict of interest. The judge can do this of his own volition, or a party can make an application for the judge to recuse himself, and it is for the judge to decide whether to accede to such an application and step down.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

n. A judge's removing him- or herself from a trial or hearing, because of bias, prejudice, or an interest in the matter being decided.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

   the act of a judge or prosecutor being removed or voluntarily stepping aside from a legal case due to conflict of interest or other good reason.
   See also: recuse

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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