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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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