peremptory challenge

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Real Blac Chyna star also filed a peremptory challenge against Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory W. Alarcon, alleging unfair treatment in court. Joelle Goldstein, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2022 The Real Blac Chyna star also filed a peremptory challenge against Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory W. Alarcon, alleging unfair treatment in court. Joelle Goldstein, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2022 The Real Blac Chyna star also filed a peremptory challenge against Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory W. Alarcon, alleging unfair treatment in court. Joelle Goldstein, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2022 The Real Blac Chyna star also filed a peremptory challenge against Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory W. Alarcon, alleging unfair treatment in court. Joelle Goldstein, Peoplemag, 29 Sep. 2022 The Real Blac Chyna star already filed a peremptory challenge against Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory W. Alarcon, alleging unfair treatment in court. Kelly Wynne, PEOPLE.com, 14 June 2022 Most often the practice occurs through a legal tactic called a peremptory challenge, which allows an attorney to strike a potential juror without having to state a reason. Washington Post, 19 Dec. 2021 The prosecutor used a peremptory challenge to dismiss Byng. Washington Post, 19 Dec. 2021 The defense used a peremptory challenge against him. Crystal D. Carter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peremptory challenge was in 1530

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“Peremptory challenge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peremptory%20challenge. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Legal Definition

peremptory challenge

see challenge

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