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  1. recusation, recusalnoun

    (law) the disqualification of a judge or jury by reason of prejudice or conflict of interest; a judge can be recused by objections of either party or judges can disqualify themselves


  1. recusalnoun

    An act of recusing. To remove oneself from a decision/judgment because of a conflict of interest.


  1. recusal

    Judicial disqualification, also referred to as recusal, is the act of abstaining from participation in an official action such as a legal proceeding due to a conflict of interest of the presiding court official or administrative officer. Applicable statutes or canons of ethics may provide standards for recusal in a given proceeding or matter. Providing that the judge or presiding officer must be free from disabling conflicts of interest makes the fairness of the proceedings less likely to be questioned.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recusal in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recusal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of recusal in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Sessions:

    The best answer for me is that I should not announce that. Recusals are not made public, but internally binding, i can assure you I have not violated my recusal.

  2. Yair Lapid:

    Like thieves in the night, the coalition just passed a disgraceful and corrupt personalized law in response to a baseless rumour about recusal. Every citizen of Israel should know – days before Passover, while cost of living is soaring, Netanyahu is once more looking out only for himself.

  3. Tom Fitton:

    If a spouse has a substantial interest in the outcome of a proceeding, then a judge should consider recusal, that is a question Judge Cooper will have to ask himself.

  4. Tom Fitton:

    There would be a full analysis to determine if the fact pattern requires recusal.

  5. Gabe Roth:

    Federal law says that recusal is required when a justice’s impartiality could be reasonably questioned, and that was clearly the case here.

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