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Definition of "demurrer" [de•mur•rer]

  • One that demurs; an objector. (noun)
  • An objection. (noun)
  • Law A method of objecting that admits the facts of the opponent's argument but denies that they sustain the pleading based upon them. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "demurrer" in a sentence
  • "Wednesday's term was demurrer, which is defined as:"
  • "Chief Justice Cartter then delivered the opinion of the court, sustaining the demurrer, which is as follows:"
  • "And. by the court — A demurrer for good caufe would certainly have been an ifluable plea within the meaning of the defendant's undertaking: But as the demurrer is a gene - ral one; and as there does not appear to be any good caufe for demurring, the court ought to intend, that it was a trick t® poftpone the trial of the c? tufe."