Recuse (verb)Pronunciation: [ree-'kyuz]

Definition: To reject or disqualify someone in a position of authority from a decision-making process because of a conflict of interest or other impropriety.

Usage: The noun is "recusal." The term is applied most often in courts, where judges are recused or recuse themselves because of potential conflicts of interest or the appearance of impropriety.

Suggested Usage: Wherever authority exists, there is room for today's word, "I think the personnel director should recuse herself from the hiring process before her family runs the company." It matters not how minor the authority or how pedestrian the implied impropriety: "Sabrina, in light of your 23 traffic violations, I have decided to recuse you from driving the car for the next month."

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