• WordNet 3.6
    • v recuse challenge or except to a judge as being incompetent or interested, in canon and civil law
    • v recuse disqualify oneself (as a judge) in a particular case
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t recuse (Law) To refuse or reject, as a judge; to challenge that the judge shall not try the cause.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • recuse To refuse; reject; specifically, in law, to reject or challenge (a judge or juror) as disqualified to act.
    • n recuse In numismatics, a coin which, owing to the shifting of the die or dies, has been struck twice and thus bears a double impression.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Recuse rē-kūz′ (law) to reject
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. récuser, or L. recusare,. See Recusant


In literature:

Here they knocked, thundered, and halloo'd, with many denunciations of vengeance against the recusants who refused to open the gates.
"The Fair Maid of Perth" by Sir Walter Scott
He had opposed Lecompton, become a party recusant, and been declared a party apostate.
"Abraham Lincoln, A History, Volume 2" by John George Nicolay and John Hay
Lanfranc, Anselm, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, all had had their theological ire aroused against the Irish recusants.
"The Story Of Ireland" by Emily Lawless
The very fact that it originally belonged to the recusant Gerard family is sufficient evidence.
"Secret Chambers and Hiding Places" by Allan Fea
The others, being hopelessly recusant, were allowed to intoxicate themselves with rum.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
Never before had a recusant daughter braved her to her face.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
Priests and recusants had been discharged from prison and enjoyed full liberty.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
There was something unmanly, recusant in it.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Several bills were passed against recusants and as a protection to the Protestant religion.
"Guy Fawkes" by Thomas Lathbury
The feminine recusancy had done its work.
"Lady Anna" by Anthony Trollope

In news:

Tazewell County Commonwealth's Attorney Dennis Lee is serving as special prosecutor for the case after Smyth County prosecutor Roy Evans recused himself, citing conflict of interest.
Prosecutor calls motion to recuse judge ' absurd '.
Supervisors advised against Mirkarimi recusals, essentially removing their gags.
Uintah mayor recuses herself from annexation discussion.
Tagliabue won't recuse himself as bounty arbitrator .
Spencer County District Court Judge Linda Armstrong recused herself from hearing the case of Deborah Klotz, and now a special judge will be assigned to the case.
Not long on the job — not long at all — and the commissioner has already recused himself.
A Republican law professor nominated to the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday he would recuse himself from the agency's investigations into Google for two years to avoid any possible conflicts of interest.
(AP) — A Tennessee prosecutor has recused his office from overseeing the case against two police officers who are accused of beating a motorist.
Another goal is to seek their recusal in controversial cases.
WILKES-BARRE – Luzerne County President Judge Thomas Burke has issued an order recusing the entire county bench from hearing an uninsured-motorist insurance dispute involving the sister-in-law of Judge Tina Polachek Gartley.
Mamma bears are known to be protective of their cubs, but here's a momma bear that recuses a cub stuck in someone's garage.
Recusal policy reveals oil industry -gov't ties.
Last-minute opposition to Lansing's proposed dispensary regulations is led by a major PR firm with an employee that is recusing himself from an advisory board vote on the ordinance.
Pataskala City Council on Oct 1 voted 4-2 to require Councilman Mike Fox to recuse himself from the pending discussion and vote on 12 charges against West Licking Joint Fire District Chief David Fulmer.

In science:

Consider a random recusive tree with n vertices.
Congruence properties of depths in some random trees
The work of allows us in theory to calculate these Ext groups but with recusive formula.
Dimensions of Higher Extensions for SL_2
Takeuchi, “On a recursive function that does almost recusion only,” Electrical Communication Laboratory, Nippon Telephone and Telegraph Co., Tokyo, Japan (1978).
Textbook examples of recursion