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Noun: demurrer  di'mur-u(r)
  1. (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
    - demur, demurral
     
  2. (law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings
     
  3. (law) a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
    "he gave evidence for the demurrer";
    - defense [US], defence [Brit, Cdn], denial

Derived forms: demurrers

Type of: due process, due process of law, objection, pleading

Part of: trial

Encyclopedia: Demurrer