re•cusePronunciation: (ri-kyOOz'), [key]
—v., -cused, -cus•ing.
to reject or challenge (a judge or juror) as disqualified to act, esp. because of interest or bias.
to withdraw from a position of judging so as to avoid any semblance of partiality or bias.
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