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demurrer


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Demurrer  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  demurrer 
  n  1:  (law)  a  formal  objection  to  an  opponent's  pleadings  [syn:  {demur}, 
  {demurral}] 
  2:  any  pleading  that  attacks  the  legal  sufficiency  of  the 
  opponent's  pleadings 
  3:  a  defendant's  answer  or  plea  denying  the  truth  of  the 
  charges  against  him  "he  gave  evidence  for  the  defense" 
  [syn:  {defense},  {defence},  {denial}]  [ant:  {prosecution}] 




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