demurrer

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

Origin:
demur + -er1

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demurrer

2 [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:
1525–35; < Anglo-French demur(r)er. See demur, -er3


2. dissent, challenge, protest, qualm, misgiving.
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demurrer (dɪˈmʌrə)
 
n
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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demurrer
legal pleading, 1530s, from Anglo-Fr. demurrer, O.Fr. demourer (see demur).
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Without such a demurrer, all integrity leaves criticism, and one is merely producing propaganda.
The question presented by a demurrer is whether, on the facts averred, the law says with certainty that no recovery is possible.
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