Meaning of recuse

re•cuse

Pronunciation: (ri-kyz'), [key]
— v., -cused, -cus•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to reject or challenge (a judge or juror) as disqualified to act, esp. because of interest or bias.
—v.i.
  1. to withdraw from a position of judging so as to avoid any semblance of partiality or bias.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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