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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that demurs; an objector.
  • noun An objection.
  • noun Law A response to a pleading that admits the facts alleged but denies that they support a cause of action.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who demurs.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A demur; an objection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who demurs.
  • noun (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.
  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun someone who demurs or objects
  • noun law 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings
  • noun (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
  • noun a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him

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