[ ri-kyoo-zuh l ]
/ rɪˈkyu zəl /

noun Law.

the disqualification of a judge for a particular lawsuit or proceeding, especially due to some possible conflict of interest or prejudice.

Origin of recusal

First recorded in 1955–60; recuse + -al2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for recusal



1911; from recuse + -al (2). Earlier were recusancy (1560s), recusance (1590s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper