demurrer demurrer

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
  2. (n) (law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings
  3. (n) a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. If the demurrer is granted, Attorney Arnold will be able to take the case directly to the Supreme Court.
  2. When the litigious plaintiff brought suit afresh, young Coke was tempted to ask for a demurrer, i.
  3. Famed Manhattan heart specialist Ernst Boas was moved to a gentlemanly demurrer.

News

  • State Parks responds to off-roading lawsuit

    California Department of Parks and Recreation has responded to a lawsuit seeking to suspend the open riding policy at the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA). The state filed a demurrer with Superior Court of Sacramento that argues the petitioners, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and The Desert Protective Council, cannot ask a court to intervene and ...
    on August 24, 2013     Source: Ramona Sentinel

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