Demurrer Definition

dĭ-mûrər, -mŭr-
noun
A plea for the dismissal of a lawsuit on the grounds that even if the statements of the opposing party are true, they do not sustain the claim because they are insufficient or otherwise legally defective.
Webster's New World
An objection; demur.
Webster's New World
A person who demurs.
Webster's New World
A response to a pleading that admits the facts alleged but denies that they support a cause of action.
American Heritage
In a litigation, a pleading or motion denying the legal sufficiency of an adversary’s claim. The term is archaic but is still used in a few jurisdictions, where such a denial would either be included in the answer or advanced in a motion to dismiss or preliminary objections.
Webster's New World Law
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Singular:
demurrer
Plural:
demurrers

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