nounLaw , • dated
- 1An objection granting the factual basis of an opponent’s point but dismissing it as irrelevant or invalid: the pleadings must be referred to because they contain the facts, as is normal in a demurrerMore example sentences
- I do not know whether this is connected but I gave an opinion on a matter, I think, that went on demurrer to the Court…
- It would not be an order that would be made as on demurrer, but would be to stay.
- Grant leave to the defendant to withdraw its demurrer filed 23 June 2004, and the same is now withdrawn;
- 1.1 • formal An objection: the headmaster was about to enter a stinging demurrer when the phone rangMore example sentences
- Nevertheless, after all qualifications or demurrers have been entered, Hobsbawm's elegy to the political tradition to which he dedicated his life has a dignity and passion that must command anyone's respect.
early 16th century: from Anglo-Norman French (infinitive used as a noun), from Old French demourer 'remain, stay' (see demur).
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