Definition of demurrer :
1. A stop or pause by a party to an action, for the judgment of the court on the question, whether, assuming the truth of the matter alleged by the opposite party, it is sufficient in law to sustain the action or defense, and hence whether the party resting is bound to answer or proceed further.
2. One who demurs.
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- To the demurrer that solidification cannot commence at the surface, because the solids formed would sink, there are two replies. - "Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I", Herbert Spencer.
- Before dealing directly with this demurrer, let me deal with it indirectly, by pointing out that the lack of recognized evidence may be accounted for without assuming that there is not plenty of it. - "Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I", Herbert Spencer.
- But this demurrer was overruled, and they were required to produce their witnesses, in default of which they were to be proceeded against in contumaciam. - "The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete", Frederich Schiller.