Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Challenge to the Polls (A).

 Challenge to the Array (A).Challenging a Jury. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Challenge to the Polls (A).
An objection or protest to certain persons selected for a jury. If a man is not qualified to serve, or if he is supposed to be biassed, he may be challenged. In capital cases a prisoner may challenge persons without assigning any reason, and in cases of treason as many as thirty-five. (22 Henry VIII., c. 14; 7, 8 George IV., c. 28, s. 3.)   1

 Challenge to the Array (A).Challenging a Jury. 


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