Definitions of demurrer
  1. noun
    (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
    synonyms: demur, demurral
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    type of:
    the speech act of objecting
  2. noun
    (law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings
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    type of:
    (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
  3. noun
    a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
    synonyms: defence, defense, denial
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    criminal prosecution, prosecution
    the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
    a defense that claims the defendant would not have broken the law if not tricked into doing it by law enforcement officials
    type of:
    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
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