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demurrer1

[dih-mur-er] /dɪˈmɜr ər/
noun
1.
a person who demurs; objector.
Origin of demurrer1
demur + -er1

demurrer2

[dih-mur-er] /dɪˈmɜr ər/
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
From the Anglo-French word demur(r)er, dating back to 1525-35. See demur, -er3
Synonyms
2. dissent, challenge, protest, qualm, misgiving.
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demurrer

/dɪˈmʌrə/
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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