Definition of demurrer in English:

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demurrer

Pronunciation: /dəˈmərər/

noun

1An objection.
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.
1.1 Law , dated An objection that an opponent’s point is irrelevant or invalid, while granting the factual basis of the point: on demurrer it was held that the plaintiff’s claim succeeded
More 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  • Grant leave to the defendant to withdraw its demurrer filed 23 June 2004, and the same is now withdrawn;

Origin

Early 16th century: from Anglo-Norman French (infinitive used as a noun), from Old French demourer 'remain, stay' (see demur).

Words that rhyme with demurrer

borough, burgh, Burra, curragh, thorough deferrer, referrer, stirrer, transferor, transferrer

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: de·mur·rer

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