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demurrer1

[dih-mur-er]
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noun
  1. a person who demurs; objector.

Origin of demurrer1

demurrer2

[dih-mur-er]
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.

Origin of demurrer2

From the Anglo-French word demur(r)er, dating back to 1525–35. See demur, -er3

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2. dissent, challenge, protest, qualm, misgiving.
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demurrer

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
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Word Origin and History for demurrer

n.

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

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