peremptory challenge

noun

Definition of peremptory challenge

: a challenge (as of a juror) made as of right without assigning any cause

Examples of peremptory challenge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The defense used a peremptory challenge against him. Crystal D. Carter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 Aug. 2021 The defense used a peremptory challenge against him. Crystal D. Carter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 Aug. 2021 Georges wrote in Monday’s ruling that the trial judge erred in jury selection during the third trial by allowing prosecutors to issue what’s known as a peremptory challenge of at least one Black juror. BostonGlobe.com, 16 Aug. 2021 The defense used a peremptory challenge against him. Crystal D. Carter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 Aug. 2021 The defense used a peremptory challenge against him. Crystal D. Carter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 Aug. 2021 Prosecutors and defense attorneys were also able to dismiss prospective jurors without cause, using what's called a peremptory challenge. Eric Levenson And Aaron Cooper, CNN, 20 Apr. 2021 The defense used a peremptory challenge against him. Grace Hauck, USA TODAY, 20 Mar. 2021 Schleicher used a peremptory challenge Wednesday to remove from the panel a woman who has a nephew who’s a sheriff’s deputy in western Minnesota. Steve Karnowski, Fox News, 11 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of peremptory challenge

1530, in the meaning defined above

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“Peremptory challenge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peremptory%20challenge. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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