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demurrer


The court reversed the dismissal, finding that demurrer was inappropriate because of the fact-specific nature of the case.
  law:  an alternative to pleading guilty or not guilty, which says that the facts listed in charges are correct, but do not constitute a crime
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It is sometimes colorfully referred to as a "so what" plea.  In many jurisdictions, the formal demurrer is no longer used. For example, it might be replaced with "a motion to dismiss for failure to state a cause of action."  But even in those jurisdictions,  the term is often used by judges and lawyers.
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  • The court reversed the dismissal, finding that demurrer was inappropriate because of the fact-specific nature of the case.
  • Mr Bloom thoroughly acquiesced in the general gist of this though the mystical finesse involved was a bit out of his sublunary depth still he felt bound to enter a demurrer on the head of simple, promptly rejoining: —Simple?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Monarch may hold us up with a Demurrer.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
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Associated words [difficulty]:   demurrer [9] , demure [3] , demur [4] , bar [1] , Chapter 11 bankruptcy [3] , grand jury [5] , recuse [5] , circumstantial evidence [6] , entrapment [6] , extradition [6] , inside information [6] , subpoena [6] , conflict of interest [7] , restraining order [7] , certiorari [8] , class action [8] , power of attorney [8] , pro bono [8] , public domain [8] , tort [8] , Uniform Commercial Code [9] , bench warrant [9] , collective bargaining [9] , corpus delicti [9] , de jure [9] , deponent [9] , ex parte [9] , notary public [9] , prima facie [9] , pseudoscience [9]
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