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Definition of 'demurrer'

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  1. (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
       Synonyms: demur demurral
  2. (law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings
  3. a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense"
       Synonyms: defense defence denial
       Antonyms: prosecution criminal prosecution

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