challenge for principal cause

An objection lodged against a juror on voir dire on the ground of an absolute disqualification, such as consanguinity or relationship within the prohibited degree, leaving nothing to the discretion of the court in reference to the determination of the likelihood of actual bias. 31 Am J Rev ed Jur § 147.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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