Challenge to juror

An objection to a juror made on voir dire. See challenge for cause; peremptory challenge.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • challenge — To object or except to; to prefer objections to a person, right, or instrument; to question formerly the legality or legal qualifications of; to invite into competition; to formally call into question the capability of a person for a particular… …   Black's law dictionary

  • challenge — I. verb (challenged; challenging) Etymology: Middle English chalengen to accuse, from Anglo French chalenger, from Latin calumniari to accuse falsely, from calumnia calumny Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to demand as due or deserved ;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • challenge — chal·lenge 1 vt chal·lenged, chal·leng·ing 1: to dispute esp. as being invalid or unjust counsel challenged this interpretation 2: to question formally (as by a suit or motion) the legality or legal qualifications of challenge the regulations;… …   Law dictionary

  • challenge for cause — see challenge Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. challenge for cause …   Law dictionary

  • juror — ju·ror / ju̇r ər, ˌȯr/ n: a member of a jury an alternate juror; broadly: an individual who is summoned but not yet selected to serve on a jury Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • challenge — [chal′ənj] n. [ME & OFr chalenge, accusation, claim, dispute < L calumnia, CALUMNY] 1. a demand for identification [a sentry gave the challenge] 2. a calling into question; a demanding of proof, explanation, etc. [a challenge of the premises… …   English World dictionary

  • Challenge — Chal lenge, n. [OE. chalenge claim, accusation, challenge, OF. chalenge, chalonge, claim, accusation, contest, fr. L. calumnia false accusation, chicanery. See {Calumny}.] 1. An invitation to engage in a contest or controversy of any kind; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Challenge to the array — Challenge Chal lenge, n. [OE. chalenge claim, accusation, challenge, OF. chalenge, chalonge, claim, accusation, contest, fr. L. calumnia false accusation, chicanery. See {Calumny}.] 1. An invitation to engage in a contest or controversy of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Challenge to the favor — Challenge Chal lenge, n. [OE. chalenge claim, accusation, challenge, OF. chalenge, chalonge, claim, accusation, contest, fr. L. calumnia false accusation, chicanery. See {Calumny}.] 1. An invitation to engage in a contest or controversy of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Challenge to the polls — Challenge Chal lenge, n. [OE. chalenge claim, accusation, challenge, OF. chalenge, chalonge, claim, accusation, contest, fr. L. calumnia false accusation, chicanery. See {Calumny}.] 1. An invitation to engage in a contest or controversy of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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