peremptory challenge

Definition of "peremptory challenge"
  1. A right a party in a lawsuit has to reject a prospective juror without stating a reason, limited to a certain number of rejections
How to use "peremptory challenge" in a sentence
  1. The defense lawyer exercised a peremptory challenge and dismissed a potential juror.
  2. Each side used their peremptory challenge to reject jurors they felt weren't in their favor.
  3. After the peremptory challenge, a new juror was selected due to the objection to the previous candidate.

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