- a person who demurs; objector.
Origin of demurrer1
- 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.
- an objection raised; demur.
Origin of demurrer2
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Related Words for demurrerclaim, belief, thesis, idea, assertion, plea, hypothesis, allegation, opinion, position, explanation, discussion, contestation, rumpus, deposition, profession, charge, advancement, asseveration, affirmation
Examples from the Web for demurrer
Historical Examples of demurrer
He began by a demurrer, speaking archly with subtle shades of expression.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Thus might a divine say: Will he arrest the judgments of God by a demurrer?The Collected Writing of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II
Thomas De Quincey
That is to say, it is a case that ought to be beaten on demurrer.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12)
Robert G. Ingersoll
Nor can the court assume, as admitted facts, the averments of the plea from the confession of the demurrer.
To this plea in abatement, a demurrer having been interposed on behalf of the plaintiff, it was sustained by the court.
- law a pleading that admits an opponent's point but denies that it is a relevant or valid argument
- any objection raised
Word Origin and History for demurrer
legal pleading, 1530s, from Anglo-French demurrer, Old French demorer "to delay, retard" (see demur).