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Synonyms for demurrer

(law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings

(law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings

a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him

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A demurrer formally asks the court to evaluate the evidence presented by the prosecution.
He requested from the anti-graft court to withdraw his demurrer, although it was met by opposition from the prosecution.
In the PCG personnels' plea to reverse the court's ruling on their demurrer to evidence, they argued that prosecution failed to prove that they fired at the Tainwanese vessel and there was no positive identification of them committing the crime.
Last June 13, the anti-graft court denied Estrada's demurrer to evidence on the grounds that he allegedly gave the nod in transferring the PDAF to Napoles' NGOs.
Filing a demurrer to evidence is an act contesting that the prosecution's evidence is insufficient to render a guilty verdict.
A demurrer is filed when the accused believes that the evidence presented by the prosecution is weak.
A demurrer to evidence is a motion to dismiss a case on the ground of insufficiency of evidence.
A demurrer seeks the dismissal of the case halfway through the trial on the ground of the supposed weakness of evidence of the prosecution.
The Sandiganbayan earlier denied the demurrer to evidence filed by Estrada because it was established that he gave the nod in transferring part of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to bogus nongovernment organizations owned by Napoles.
They filed their respective motions for demurrer on March 15 and 18, 2019, respectively.
A demurrer to evidence challenges the sufficiency of the prosecutor's evidence.
Jinggoy Estrada for July 8 after denying the demurrer to evidence he had filed.
Geronimo Buenaventura Trenas, who was also formerly Iloilo City mayor, appears to have a change of heart as far as his demurrer to evidence in his graft case before the Sandiganbayan Seventh Division is concerned.
13 and released yesterday, the anti-graft court's sixth division denied Chiong's motion to file a demurrer to evidence, which would have allowed him to seek the dismissal of the graft charges filed against him based on the supposed weak evidence of the prosecution.
Estrada had asked the Sandiganbayan in a pleading in April for permission to file a demurrer to evidence.