PEREMPTORY CHALLENGE

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a request posed to the judge during voir dire posing that a prospective member of the jury be removed, allowing someone else to take their place, without providing a particular reason for such. With regard to criminal trials, each side is permitted a specific number of peremptory challenges.

PEREMPTORY CHALLENGE: "The court will only grant you two peremptory challenges."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PEREMPTORY CHALLENGE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/peremptory-challenge/ (accessed September 24, 2022).

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