demurrer


demurrer

noun

  1. a person who demurs; objector.

noun

  1. Law. a pleading in effect that even if the facts are as alleged by the opposite party, they do not sustain the contention based on them.
  2. an objection raised; demur.

noun

  1. law a pleading that admits an opponent’s point but denies that it is a relevant or valid argument
  2. any objection raised
n.

legal pleading, 1530s, from Anglo-French demurrer, Old French demorer “to delay, retard” (see demur).

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