1. (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
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How To Use demurral In A Sentence

  • Despite the demurrals of wistful theocrats, separation of church and state is an even better idea today than it was in 1791, when the First Amendment was duly ratified.
  • Despite the cloak of principle in the country's polite demurral, the decision was actually based on calculations of realpolitik, both global and domestic.
  • I'll explain the critics' reasoning and my demurral. Times, Sunday Times
  • And there had been no demurral; not even any whispered private remarks.
  • In spite of Mitton's demurral that he lacks the historian's credentials needed for a definitive biography, he has mined a wealth of personal papers, oral histories, and other primary sources with skill and flair.
  • Last week the Yorkshire Post reported a bit of demurral at a report which said Selby prices had gone up 66 per cent in 2002.
  • It wasn't in her nature to be coy or self-effacing; she couldn't bring herself to make a polite demurral or plead incompetence where she had none.
  • But that note of fastidious demurral is unmistakably his.
  • There seem to have been no demurrals to this action, which (from the perspective of ninety years) appears not to name the building for the donor at all.
  • A demurral came from across the table. The Times Literary Supplement
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