demurrer(redirected from Failure to state a claim)
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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.
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
a person who demurs; objector.
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]
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|Noun||1.||demurrer - (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings|
objection - the speech act of objecting
|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
|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