Challenge to the Array

(A Challenge to the Polls (A). An objection or protest to certain persons selected for a jury. If a man is not qualified to serve, or if he is supposed to be biassed, he may be challenged. In capital cases a prisoner may challenge persons without assigning any reason, and in cases of treason as many as thirty-five. (22 Henry VIII., c. 14; 7, 8 George IV., c. 28, s. 3.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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