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Meaning of DEMURRER

Pronunciation:  di'murur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense"
  2. [n]  (law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings
  3. [n]  (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings

DEMURRER is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: defence, defense, demur, demurral, denial
 Antonyms: prosecution
 See Also: due process, due process of law, entrapment, objection, pleading, trial



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*mur"rer\, n.
1. One who demurs.

2. (Law) A stop or pause by a party to an action, for the
   judgment of the court on the question, whether, assuming
   the truth of the matter alleged by the opposite party, it
   is sufficient in law to sustain the action or defense, and
   hence whether the party resting is bound to answer or
   proceed further.

{Demurrer to evidence}, an exception taken by a party to the
   evidence offered by the opposite party, and an objecting
   to proceed further, on the allegation that such evidence
   is not sufficient in law to maintain the issue, and a
   reference to the court to determine the point. --Bouvier.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A pleading filed by the defendant that the complaint as filed is not sufficient to require an answer.
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