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peremptory challenge

[ puh-remp-tuh-ree chal-inj ]
/ pəˈrɛmp tə ri ˈtʃæl ɪndʒ /
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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.
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Origin of peremptory challenge

First recorded in 1520–30

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