demurrer


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de·mur·rer

 (dĭ-mûr′ər, -mŭr′-)
n.
1. One that demurs; an objector.
2. An objection.
3. Law A response to a pleading that admits the facts alleged but denies that they support a cause of action.

demurrer

(dɪˈmʌrə)
n
1. (Law) law a pleading that admits an opponent's point but denies that it is a relevant or valid argument
2. any objection raised

de•mur•rer1

(dɪˈmɜr ər)

n.
a person who demurs; objector.

de•mur•rer2

(dɪˈmɜr ər)

n.
1. a pleading in response to another's complaint asserting that the complaint contains no cause for action.
2. an objection raised; demur.
[1525–35; < Anglo-French demur(r)er]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demurrer - (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
objection - the speech act of objecting
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
2.demurrer - (law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings
pleading - (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
3.demurrer - a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense"
due process, due process of law - (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
trial - (law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law; "he had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty"; "most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial"
entrapment - a defense that claims the defendant would not have broken the law if not tricked into doing it by law enforcement officials
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Translations

demurrer

[dɪˈmʌrəʳ] N (Jur) → excepción f perentoria
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