recuse


re·cuse

verb \ri-ˈkyüz\
re·cusedre·cus·ing

Definition of RECUSE

transitive verb
:  to disqualify (oneself) as judge in a particular case; broadly :  to remove (oneself) from participation to avoid a conflict of interest
re·cus·al \-ˈkyü-zəl\ noun

Origin of RECUSE

Middle English, to refuse, reject, from Anglo-French recuser, from Latin recusare
First Known Use: 1829

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