from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that demurs; an objector.
- n. An objection.
- n. Law A method of objecting that admits the facts of the opponent's argument but denies that they sustain the pleading based upon them.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. someone who demurs or objects
- n. A motion by a party to an action, for the immediate or summary 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who demurs.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who demurs.
- n. In law, a pleading in effect that, even conceding the facts to be as alleged by the adversary, he is not entitled to the relief he asks.
- n. A demur; an objection.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings
- n. (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
- n. a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
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Wednesday's term was demurrer, which is defined as:
Chief Justice Cartter then delivered the opinion of the court, sustaining the demurrer, which is as follows:
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The City filed a motion called a "demurrer," which says, basically, "Judge, even if the plaintiff proved every fact alleged in the complaint, the plaintiff would not be entitled to any relief."
I remember that the judge asked me to tell him first what a "demurrer" was.
He also teaches Catholics how to contest the right of heretics to appeal to Scripture at all (by a kind of demurrer), before arguing with them on single points of Scriptural doctrine.
This was by filing a paper called a "demurrer," in which the particular objections were set out, unless, as was frequently the case, they were so fundamental as to be apparent at the first glance.
After TCW's Dec. 1 lawsuit, the DoubleLine trustees filed an objection called a "demurrer," seeking a dismissal of the entire lawsuit against the DoubleLine Funds
After one such demurrer, Larry Doby, the first black player in the American League, explained: "Commissioner, if you are as smart as I think you are, you should have figured it out by now."
The trial court denied demurrer for Defendant, and the jury awarded Plaintiff $200,000 in nominal and punitive damages.