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Definition of recuse verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



recuse somebody/yourself (from something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they recuse he / she / it recuses past simple recused -ing form recusing
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to excuse a judge, lawyer, or member of a jury from a case in court because they may not be able to act fairly The judge recused himself from the case because he knew a member of the family.
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