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peremptory challenge

noun, Law.
a formal objection to the service of a juror by a party to a criminal prosecution or a civil action that requires no showing of cause.
Origin of peremptory challenge
1520-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for peremptory challenge
  • After the filing of a timely and correct exercise of a peremptory challenge, that district judge shall proceed no further.
  • The opposing attorney will object if he or she believes that the peremptory challenge is not based on acceptable reasons.
  • Another type of challenge is the peremptory challenge.
  • The peremptory challenge requires no reason for excusing a juror.
  • And he is exercising a peremptory challenge that he thought, and believes that he has a right to exercise.
  • There are two types of challenges: a challenge for cause and a peremptory challenge.
  • Jurors who are excused either for cause or by a peremptory challenge should not feel slighted or in any way be offended.
  • The judge must excuse the juror in question if a peremptory challenge is issued.

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