Definitions of demurrer

n (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings

demur, demurral
Type of:
the speech act of objecting

n (law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings

Type of:
(law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding

n a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him

defence, defense, denial
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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