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Challenge has two major definitions in the legal context:

  1. In general, any expressed doubt about the qualification of a person for some task, or about the legality of an action or thing. 
  2. With respect to juries, a party's request to dismiss a potential juror - or even an entire jury panel that has been assembled thus far. 

See Challenge for causeChallenge to the array, and Peremptory challenge.

[Last updated in July of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team]